Jun 1, 2010

Italian Bruschetta

This is an Italian appetizer and it is so easy to make with some simple ingredients. The melted cheese on top of the tomatoes and basil sitting on a toasted baguette is pleasing to look and tastes great too. I made these as a part of an italian menu paired with a spring salad, spaghetti with vegetables, white wine and cherry clafouti to make a great dinner :) Recipes to come..

For the bruschetta you need..

Ingredients (Recipe adapted from Giada de Laurentiis)
Ripe tomatoes - 3
Basil leaves - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 3 cloves
Mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup shredded
Balsamic vinegar/ white vinegar - 1 teaspoon
Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
French Baguette - 1
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Take the tomatoes, basil leaves, olive oil, vinegar and garlic together and blend it in a food processor to a chunky paste. Season with salt and pepper.
Slice the french baguette into pieces 1 inch thick. Place in the oven and toast them for about 3 minutes until they turn slightly brown.
Place the tomato mixture on each slice and top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
Toast in the oven again for about 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese melts.

Garnish with some basil leaves on top. You could drizzle some olive oil on top if needed.
Serve warm!

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45 comments:

  1. Woww.. looks soo delicious and colorful.. perfect click.. :)

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  2. wow..yummy bruschetta, we love it any time Divya..Looks amazing

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  3. Great appetizer- kind of baguette pizza :)

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  4. Very colorful bruschetta.Looks delicious.

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  5. I love bruschetta! So colourful and yumm :-)

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  6. Such a droolworthy bruschetta, feel like grabbing..

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  7. One of my favorites, looks fabulous !

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  8. hey darling missed ur awesome recipes....this one looks so delicous and mouthwatering....super yum...

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  9. This is my favorite appetizer to order in any Italian restaurant.... Looks so good and colorful. YUM!!!!

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  10. Beautiful click , brushetta looks tasty colourful and vibrant.

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  11. Divya, it simply looks perfect and as I guess someone said, my favorite appetizer in an Italian restaurant. When I make it, I don't puree it and just use the mixture of all the ingredients of topping as is. The pics have come out beautifully !!!

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  12. Looks appetising..this wud def be a kid pleaser

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  13. WOW...this looks so delicious and mouthwatering...dear..

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  14. Colourful and wonderful presentation

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  15. Wow ! Snaps are delectable ! Seems very easy to prepare too ...

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  16. Hey this is nice and yummy..Even teh salad and dip looks interesting..

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  17. Colorful and yummy.... looks tempting.

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  18. சூப்பராக கலர்புல்லாக இருக்கின்றது...

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  19. Great looking snack, it feels good when I eat fresh veggies with aromatic fresh Basil. I am growing some Basil and Rosemary too, would be nice to this. Good one! :)

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  20. OMG!! awesome clicks..am drooling here.mThanks for sharing..

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  21. yummy divya. looks are great. taste would have been fabulous, i missed this while i was in paris i guess :(

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  22. The best thing about bruschetta is that it is so easy to prepare yet gives an illusion of being elaborate.Lovely click!!

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  23. Bruschetta looks lovely. I am a fan of your recipes and pictures. It would be great if you participate in our Sizzling Summer Contest.

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  24. Looks very colourful and tasty.Lovely pics divya.I m PERSONALLY inviting you to my Bread mania contest dear.....
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    http://www.athidhyam.com/2010/05/event-bread-mania.html
    Chaitra

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  25. Being 1/2 Italian... I know the feeling of this appetizer or brunch or lunch or dinner... well everywhere can fit!

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  26. Hi Divya,

    I tried this and it came out really well.
    My husband loved it is an understatement.
    The change i made to this was I used normal whole wheat bread(i had to bake this more to make it crispy) instead of the French Baguette. It came out really well... Thanks a ton for a simple, easy and fast recipe. Keep the good job going.
    Cheers,
    Swapna

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  27. Hi Divya,

    Tried this and came out really well.
    My husband loved this!
    I used whole wheat bread(which i had to bake more) instead of the French Baguette. It came out really well. Thanks for a easy, fast and simple recipe. Keep the good job going.
    Cheers,
    Swapna

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  28. Divya,

    Tried this and it turned out great. My husband loved this.

    Thanks for this easy, simple and fast recipe. Keep up the good work! :)

    Cheers,
    Swapna

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