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Bruschetta with tomatoes and basil

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Grilled garlicky goodness

Bruschetta al pomodoro, or bruschetta with tomatoes and basil, is a classic Italian starter for any meal. Garlic lovers will adore this appetizer.

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Grilled garlicky goodness

Bruschetta al pomodoro, or bruschetta with tomatoes and basil, is a classic Italian starter for any meal. Garlic lovers will adore this appetizer.

Bruschetta with tomatoes and basil

This simple appetizer is a breeze to throw together if you've already got your grill hot, and it makes a delicious start to any barbecued meal. Rubbing the hot bread with garlic infuses the entire dish with an aromatic scent.

Bruschetta with tomatoes and basil recipe

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bread (like French)
  • 8 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, minced
  • 1 small bunch of basil, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Finely chop half the garlic. Mix tomatoes, basil, chopped garlic, salt and olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Grill both sides of the bread on the barbecue grill or on a griddle.
  3. Rub one side of the bread with the halved garlic, drizzle with olive oil, then spoon the tomato mixture on it. Serve immediately.

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