Bruschetta is a dish which originated in Italy but is popular all over the world.consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of spicy red pepper, tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, and/or cheese; the most popular American recipe involves basil, fresh mozzarella, and tomato. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer.
This winter we had soup and some form of bread almost 3-4 times a week and I got tired of having Garlic Bread or french for variety I tried my hand on bruschetta.My poor DH ...he has to taste all my experiments.

Coming back to the recipe.The ingredients are as follows.

1 /2 (32-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained or 3 fresh tomatoes
1 green bell pepper diced finely
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large French baquettes, sliced 1-inch thick (about 36 slices)
fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2.Finely Dice the whole tomatoes,mix the finely diced bell pepper,olive oil,salt and black pepper.
3.On a baking sheet, line up baguette slices. Toast in oven for about 3 minutes or until light golden brown.
4.Working quickly, rub the garlic on the toasted side of each slice .
5.Spread 1 tablespoon of tomato mixture on baguette slices and top with shredded mozarella.
6.Place bread back in oven and melt cheese slightly, about 45 seconds.


Jeena said...

love bruschetta --- will try it soon :)