Thursday, July 5, 2012

Basil and Tomato Bruschetta

12 pieces crusty Italian Bread, 1 inch thick
1/3 to ½ cup olive oil
2 large ripe tomatoes peeled, seeded and diced
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
24-36 basil leaves, torn into small pieces
12 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
salt and pepper

1.     Toast bread over a grill or very hot oven of 425 degrees F. Brown on both sides and then remove and brush with oil.
2.     In a bowl, combine tomatoes, oregano and basil. Place garlic cloves in a separate bowl.
3.     Serve bread warm and rub clove on bread, top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and olive oil. You can also sprinkle with parmesan cheese and put under the broiler for just a minute to heat the top.

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