Recipes

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

May 24, 2017

When the warm weather rolls around I feel like a kid in a candy store! In Nashville, local farmer’s markets pop up seven days a week and I really can’t get enough. If I had endless funds and endless amounts of kitchen space, I would buy it all up. Yesterday afternoon I went to one of the best markets in town which is full of organic produce vendors, bakeries, tea and coffee makers and even local nut butters. For me, it’s kind of like clothes shopping, I walk in and want it all.

I picked up some fresh bread from one of the best bakeries in town and was inspired to make this bruschetta. The baguette is so perfect for the occasion: light, bubbly and crisp on the outside.  A few years ago, Wiley and I were in Atlanta for a long weekend and happened to see Food Network’s own Ted Allen teach a mini cooking demonstration (which was great!). He was making bruschetta. As he was chopping the ingredients he started telling the audience how to pronounce the work bruschetta, and ever since then I always feel so confident when ordering the dish at a restaurant because I know exactly how to say it (well at least how Ted says to say it).

The lovely combination of ripe tomatoes, garlic, a bit of lemon and basil make the best little appetizer for any party. This is my go-to when entertaining friends.

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh baguette
  • 2 ripe vine tomatoes, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. red onion, minced
  • juice from half a lemon
  • about 4 basil leaves
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat a medium sauté pan with the olive oil over medium- high heat.
  2. Meanwhile combine the chopped tomatoes, minced garlic and onion, lemon juice, basil, and salt and pepper. Stir well and set aside so the flavors can marry.
  3. Slice the baguette all the way down into about 2 inch pieces. Place each slice into the heated pan and sear each side until slightly brown, about 1 minute per side.
  4. Remove bread from pan and top with tomato mixture. Serve immediately or store at room temperature until ready to serve.
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2 Comments

  • Reply Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats June 26, 2017 at 12:27 AM

    I love bruschetta!! It is the perfect appetizer for get-togethers and yours look and sound fabulous! I hope I get a chance to try your recipe sometime! 🙂

    • Reply melissahaithcock June 26, 2017 at 2:22 PM

      I love it too! Thank you so much! Please let me know what you think if you try it 🙂 Have a great day!

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