I believe bruschetta is the beginner steps to getting a tomato hater to become a tomato acceptor.
But seriously, saying you don’t like bruschetta is like saying you don’t like pizza because of the tomato sauce… I mean, not exactly, but kind of. So I suggest you give this a shot.
Grab a fresh baguette, some fresh basil, and some good looking tomatoes and have a field day!
You can really use any kind of tomato for this recipe! I tend to choose cherry tomatoes as I love the sweet candy flavour they have. That being said, whatever tomato you want will do the trick.
Bruschetta makes for the easiest appetizer to feed a group over the holidays, or any day for that matter. Also, it is not limited to appetizer world! Bake some chicken in the oven and top it with this bruschetta… SO good.
- 2-3 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
- Optional: 1/2 cup kalmata olives, chopped
- 1 tsp salt & pepper (more to taste)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- generous drizzle of balsamic reduction
- Optional: diced red onion
- Optional: Feta cheese
- Finely dice the cherry tomatoes and add to your dish.
- Add all seasonings, olive oil, and balsamic to the tomatoes and mix together.
- Chop fresh basil, and prepare other optional add ins like olives red onion, and feta. Add to the mix and stir once again.
- Drizzle more balsamic reduction on top and more fresh basil if desired.
- Serve with toasted baguette, crackers, chicken, or on top of some pasta noodle! Whatever you want. Choose your own bruschetta happiness.
- If you want to step up your baguette, slice it up, brush each piece with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake at 350F for around 10 minutes until warm and a little crsipy.