Basic Bruschetta

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 59


3 medium ripe tomatoes
1 baguette, preferably whole grain
2 tablespoons olive oil or as needed
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
sea salt to taste


1. To peel the tomatoes, first drop them into a large pot of boiling water for about 3 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon.

2. When the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, remove the skin, then seed, chop, and place in a colander over a bowl to catch juice. Let drain about 30 minutes. Save the juice for another use.

3. Cut the baguette into 1/2-inch-thick slices and brush both sides with oil. Place the bread slices under a preheated broiler until toasted, then turn and toast the other side. Rub the toasted slices with the garlic cloves.

4. Transfer the chopped tomatoes to a medium-size bowl. Add the basil and salt, and stir carefully to combine. To serve, arrange the toasted bread on a serving platter and top with the tomato mixture.

Spread 2 bulbs of roasted garlic on the toasted bread instead of rubbing them with raw garlic.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 59
Calories from Fat: 40

This Basic Bruschetta recipe is from the For the Love of Garlic Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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