Classic Bruschetta Appetizer with Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

The classic Bruschetta Appetizer is delicious all year but especially in the summer with it’s juicy, ripe tomatoes.

Classic Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

The classic Bruschetta is delicious all year but especially in the summer with it’s juicy, ripe tomatoes. Bruschetta is a delicious appetizer that can eighter be served direct on a plate all ready to eat or serve the tomatoes in a bowl with a spoon for people to build their bruschetta themselves.

Bruschetta is a winner appetizer everybody likes and is easy to prepare in advance before your guest’s arrival. 

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Let’s find some wines that pair well with bruschetta.  As the salad’s dominant flavor will be the tomatoes and their acidity. You will want to stay away from big, tannic reds (acid makes the tannins harsh) and oaky chardonnay (not acidic enough) and focus on crisp white wines that will stand up to the acidity of the tomatoes

Remember one thing. Wine is not an exact science. If you don’t like the wines above do choose the wine you like.

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Now go make some appetizers.

Ingredients

 

1⁄2 baguette, or another crusty long loaf of bread, sliced (12 pieces)

2 clove garlic, cracked and peeled

1 extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

3 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

20 fresh basil leaves

1 coarse salt, to taste

Ok now, let’s finger food it

Preheat broiler to high.

Arrange bread slices on a broiler pan. Char bread on each side under the hot broiler. Rub toasts with cracked garlic and drizzle with olive oil.

Place tomatoes in a small bowl. Pile basil leaves on top of one another and roll into a log. Thinly slice basil and mix with the chopped tomatoes. Add a little olive oil and a little salt. Mix it all together and there you go you got yourself the most beautiful and delicious finger food.

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