Pronounced broo-sket-ta, it is another preparation of Italian cuisine that has been adopted and modified the world over. In its basic form, it is a slice of grilled Italian bread, rubbed with garlic, sprinkled with salt and pepper and drizzled with olive oil. The bread was traditionally roasted on a brustolina grill. It is a wonderful accompaniment for red wine, as it brings out its flavor. These days the term bruschetta has come to signify garlic toast topped with diced tomatoes.
- 1 loaf crusty baguette
- 8 medium tomatoes, diced
- ½ red onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup of fresh basil, chiffonade
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Honey to taste
- Slice the baguette into inch thick slices. Slice on the bias.
- Mix the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and basil together in a bowl.
- Add the balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil.
- Taste and add salt and pepper.
- Add honey to taste.
- Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Before serving toast the bread slices, serve the chilled topping on the warm bread.