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Simple Tomato Bruschetta

posted by Admin User at 2022-08-10 11:44:00

Tomato Bruschetta

This classic recipe is for lazy summer days that beg for moving slowly and snacking often.

Chop tomatoes, place them in a colander, shower them with salt, then make yourself a drink or go for a swim. The longer they drain, the better they’ll be. This bruschetta gets better as it sits for a bit, so make it up to an hour ahead. While most bruschetta recipes have you rub a raw garlic clove on toasted bread, this one calls for making a quick infused oil that’s stirred into the tomatoes and basil, providing a more delicate garlicky note. Pile it all on toasted bread, and enjoy bite after juicy bite.

  • 1 pound plum tomatoes (about 4 to 5 large), or another variety of ripe tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • Grilled or toasted crusty bread, for serving
  1. Core and chop the tomatoes, then transfer to a colander over a bowl or in the sink. Add the salt and gently stir. Let drain for up to 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, make the garlic oil: In a small saucepan, warm the olive oil and garlic over low heat until the garlic is softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes, making sure the garlic doesn’t brown. Set aside to cool.
  3. Roll the basil leaves up and thinly slice crosswise.
  4. When the oil is cool and the tomatoes are well drained, combine the tomatoes, garlic oil and basil in a medium bowl. Season with additional salt, to taste. Spoon over toasted bread.


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