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    Prophet of Telara Sarablu's Avatar
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    Default Perfect summer meal

    Love this for light summer meals. Easy to make Bruschetta


    10-12 ripe Roma/Plum Tomatoes
    1 tbs good quality Balsamic Vinegar (I use one with high grape must content)
    1/3 Cup of fresh chopped Sweet Basil
    3-4 cloves of freshly minced/chopped garlic
    3-4 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
    2-3 tbs of freshly chopped oregano
    1 loaf French or Italian bread.
    1/3 -1/2 cup of fresh grated Parmesan or favorite italian cheese. Can use that "6-cheese Iitalian" mix you find in Publix as a substitute
    Salt and Pepper to taste

    To a large mixing bowl add diced tomatoes, 2-3 cloves of minced/chopped garlic, Basil, 2-3 tbs of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano and cheese. Stir and set aside.

    Heat oven to 450 degrees. Slice bread into diagonal slices and place on large baking sheet. In a small bowl add a clove of finely chopped garlic and a couple of tbs of olive oil. Brush garlic-infused oil onto one side of bread slices and then turn face down on pan. Place in oven on top most rack and let it toast a couple of minutes (you don't want it brown toasted - just enough to make it crusty without being completely browned).

    When bread is done, remove from oven and put on plate. Spoon Tomato mixture on top of bread and serve.

    Making a couple of hours ahead of time makes it taste even better by giving the flavors of the basil and oregano a chance to infuse the tomato mixture.
    Last edited by Sarablu; 06-28-2011 at 07:03 AM.
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