Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tomato Bruschetta

What is bruschetta? It sounds Italian, so it must be Italian! Ah, genius, you are right! This dish dates back to the 15th century as a simple appetizer with grilled bread coated with some oil, like butter or olive oil and salted, and topped with tomato, garlic and cheese.

I got to say. This is one of the simplest dishes that I've ever made. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also delicious and can please the masses as a fancy appetizer.

Tomato Bruchetta

2 Plum tomatoes
6 slices of French bread
5 cloves Garlic
1 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs Garlic powder
1/2 Lemon
Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
Springs of fennel for garnish
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

How to make this ^_^
1. Finely mince the garlic
2. In a bowl mix together 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, moderate salt and pepper, garlic powder, and minced garlic.
3. Whisk to mix all those ingredients together
4. Take a brush and brush all sides of the bread with the mix
5. Toast the bread in the oven at 350F for 5-10 minutes or until crispy
6. Cut tomatoes into tiny cubes
7. Put tomatoes in a strainer to get rid of the liquids
8. Transfer tomatoes to a container and drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes
9. Salt and pepper tomatoes
10. Squeeze lemon juice over tomatoes
11. Assemble by placing tomato mixture on top of bread and put springs of fennel on top
12. Drizzle more olive oil on top and serve

Enjoy these 12 easy steps!


  1. most of the flavor of fennel is in the bulb or dried fennel seeds not the fronds lol but they do make a nice garnish :)