Dazzle Your Guests With This Lovely Bruschetta


The history of bruschetta dates back to the 15th century, when Italian peasants would toast stale bread and top it with olive oil, garlic, and salt for a quick and easy snack. Over time, the recipe evolved to include tomatoes, herbs, and cheese, and it eventually became a popular Italian appetizer. Today, bruschetta is enjoyed around the world and is often served as a starter or a side dish.

If you’re looking to make an amazing bruschetta for your next get-together, this recipe is sure to wow your guests. To make bruschetta, you will need:

Key Bruschetta Ingredients:

  • 1 baguette
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Kitchen Equipment:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Tongs

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Slice baguette into 1/2-inch thick slices. Arrange on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Mix until evenly combined.
  5. Top the toasted baguette slices with the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly golden.
  7. Serve warm with a sprinkle of fresh basil and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

For an optional way to add some spice, top the bruschetta with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes before broiling. Enjoy!

How about a great light beverage to go with your app? Make this fabulous Greyhound cocktail.

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