Preparing the classic bruschetta recipe is relatively simple and it makes use of easy to obtain ingredients such as tomatoes, basil and garlic. Bruschetta is considered to be an antipasto, which means that the dish is usually served before a meal. The dish originated from Italy where variations of the recipe can be found in the different regions of the country.
Classic bruschetta recipe
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Cook Time: 20 min.
Number of servings: 12
- 1 French baguette cut into 3/4-inch slices
- 1 14-ounce can of petite diced tomatoes
- 2 to 3 ounces of chopped fresh basil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Prepare the baguette
- Combine the other ingredients
- Top the baguette slices
While the oven is being preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, arrange the baguette slices onto a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, apply extra virgin olive oil on the top side of the bread (about 2 tablespoons for each piece of bread). Lightly toast the slices in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes.
Mix the tomatoes that have been drained, basil, garlic, salt and pepper with about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl.
Top the baguette slices with the tomato mix. Serve immediately.