Basic Bruschetta

2 Mar

While sometimes it seems easier to pick up the pre packaged version of some of your favourite items, I always remember why fresh is better when I take the time to make something from scratch. This bruschetta is a perfect example, it took about five minutes to whip this up, and it was infinitely tastier and more satisfying than the store-bought kind. So while it may be a “basic” recipe, it definitely contains maximum flavour and satisfaction. I hope it inspires you to make something from scratch the next time you have a few minutes to spare, I know it has for me!

What are some other basic recipes you like to make on your own instead of the store-bought version?

You will need:

  • Fresh tomatoes (whatever is in season is best)
  • 1/2 fresh onion
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh basil chopped
  • chopped green/black olives (optional, I made 2 versions, 1 with and 1 without)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Italian bread or baguette


5 Responses to “Basic Bruschetta”

  1. donna March 2, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    I have a ton of cherry tomatoes teetering on the verge of spoiling – not anymore :) Glad I found you post, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. patty and lo March 2, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Looks so yummy. I def need to try this!

  3. Christina March 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    awesome!! looks so good!

  4. michelle March 3, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    looksso good!!

  5. aida March 3, 2012 at 5:06 am #

    My dear,
    I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It’s beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we’re going to get along just fine! ;)
    I’d like to invite you to follow each other. I’d be very pleased.
    I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often

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