Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
One of my favorite things to make with tomatoes is bruschetta. I don't really follow a recipe - I take a bowl, and I chop some tomatoes. Then I press some garlic into it - one or two cloves, depending on how much tomato. I do a moderate splash of olive oil, and a slightly smaller splash of balsamic, and then some salt and pepper. I chop up a handful of basil leaves and mix it all together. I am obsessed with those Panetini chip things for bruschetta - I love the Garlic and Parmesan flavor. I could eat a whole bowl of this for lunch.
We've gotten some gorgeous little cherry tomatoes recently - heirloom varieties I get to pick myself. Since we don't get many of these tomatoes, I like to do something that really puts the spotlight on them. The variety of colors and sizes makes such a pretty bruschetta. This is a simple appetizer or snack that can be made ahead of time and is pretty enough to share with friends.