Okay guys, this is the last “summery” recipe that I am going to share. I think it is safe to say that I am in a little bit of denial that fall is just around the corner, if not already here. The sun’s beaming rays are slowly disappearing from their daily presence causing the average temperature to drop about 10 degrees. But no matter what the weather is like, easy tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze is the perfect dish to add some colour and excitement to your table.
Bruschetta is all about getting the perfect blend of tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil together and immersing them in olive oil to bring out their intense flavours. When this blend is placed on top of toasted garlic bread and drizzled with balsamic glaze, gastronomy is born.
I am not going to lie, this is one of my go-to “show-off” dishes. Why? Well, it looks on par with restaurant bruschetta, yet I find is amusing because it is so easy to make. It basically comes down to chopping up some vegetables and toasting some bread! Yup, that easy.
EASY TOMATO BRUSCHETTA WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE
1 cup tomatoes, pitted and diced (about 4 roma tomatoes) 1/4 cup red onion, diced (about 1/4 red onion) 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 loaf of French baguette, sliced into ½ inch slices 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, olive oil and salt and pepper. Toss to combine and store in the refrigerator for one hour (you don’t have to wait this long, but it is recommended to bring out all the flavours).