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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

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Categories: Entertaining, Finger Foods, Low-fat, Party Snacks, Quick to fix, Vegetarian
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Bruschetta with tomato and basil is a quick, healthy, and delicious appetizer.

Prep Time: 10M

Serves: Makes 8

Ingredients:

  • 6 ripe tomatoes, coarsely diced
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 loaf ciabatta
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions:

  1. Put the tomatoes, basil, and olive oil in a bowl. Season really well with salt and pepper. Set aside to allow the flavors to develop.
  2. Preheat the broiler to its highest setting. Slice the ciabatta in half horizontally, then cut each piece into quarters so you have a total of 8 pieces of bread. Watching carefully, toast under the broiler, turning once, until both sides are golden.
  3. Immediately rub the cut side of each piece of toast with the garlic. Spoon on the tomato and basil mixture, and serve immediately.
Tips:
  • The longer you can leave the tomatoes sitting in the oil and basil, the better. Peel and seed the tomatoes, if you wish.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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