Friday, September 18, 2009


When I saw Julie and Julia, I couldn't help but notice the bruschetta that Julia and her husband ate. I hate tomatoes and I was drooling over it! It seems as though I was not alone, and bruschetta has been popping up all over the food blog community.

Again, I absolutely hate tomatoes. Can't stand them. If a spaghetti or pizza sauce is a chunky one, the tomato chunks get pushed to the side of my plate. If we're at an Italian restaurant and they provide bruschetta, Brian always lucks out and gets an extra because I won't touch it.

Well, not anymore.

I'm officially a least for this dish. Jade and I had been talking about the bruschetta in the movie and she decided to make it. She and I share the same dislike for tomatoes, yet she loved the dish. She provided the courage for me to try it out and I'm so glad I did.

To test it out, I made five. Brian had three and I ate the other two, and we both were wanting more. Yay for tailgating season because it's getting made again on Saturday!

Source: Jade as adapted from Delish

4 slices of Italian Bread or Baguette cut into 1/2 in thick slices
A variety of tomatoes, seeded and chopped (I used 4 Roma tomatoes to 1 vine ripe tomato)
1 clove of garlic
Basil, chopped
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon butter
Parmesan Cheese
Balsamic Vinegar

In a small bowl mix together the chopped tomatoes, basil, 1/2 the extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 the garlic clove, salt and pepper. The basil, salt and pepper will be to your taste. Set aside.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining olive oil, garlic and butter to the skillet. Allow the butter to melt. Place the bread in the skillet and allow it to get brown on both sides.

Remove the bread from the skillet. Spoon the tomato basil mixture on top of the 4 slices of bread. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with Parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Looks delicious!! I LOVE bruschetta!

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