The Ultimate Bruschetta by Sue Johnson

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Prep time: 0:30 Overall time: 1:30


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1-1/2 lb. plum tomatoes
2 tbsp. onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
6 tbsp. olive oil
4 slices crusty Italian bread
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
Parmesan cheese, for topping


Cut tomatoes in half and squeeze out seeds and juice. Chop tomatoes into small dice; place in bowl. Add onion, garlic, basil, vinegar, half of the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour. Drain liquid. On barbecue grill or under broiler, toast bread on both sides until golden brown. Quickly brush one side of each slice with remaining olive oil. Spoon tomato mixture on top. Either serve immediately, slices cut in half, or return to heat to melt a little Parmesan cheese on top.


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8 Recipe Reviews


julie reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
I have a recipe very close to this it is truely a fresh and delicious start to a meal or a party take along, especially during the summer months!! I just toast the bread rounds and serve the "sauce" in a bowl for guest to spoon over bread, I do not top with cheese. July 26, 2000


Hedy reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
This was also my first time making husband is a big fan. He (and our guests) loved this recipe so much, he went out and bought 3 more pounds of tomatoes that same night so I can make more the next day (like have nothing better to do than chop tomatoes all day);-) We didn't serve it with the parmesan cheese either and allowed guests to spoon their own servings. It was an all-around hit! March 26, 2004


Christine reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
My family are not lovers of raw onions, so I tried this recipe but without the onion and melted marble cheese on it rather than parmesan. It was husband claims "better than the restaurant's!". I guess this is bruschetta "caker style". Thanks! April 18, 2004


ryansnyder reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
This is the first time I have ever made Bruschetta -- and my guests said that it tasted like something you'd get in a restaurant! And boy was it GOOOOOD!!! January 30, 2000


ryansnyder reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
If the kids won't eat it, try cooking up some pepperoni separately for topping -- and change the cheese from Parmesan to Mozzerella. They'll love it! February 1, 2000


5 rating5 rating5 rating5 rating5 rating mono reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
I made this to bring to my in-laws for Christmas day and everyone loved it. December 27, 2004


5 rating5 rating5 rating5 rating5 rating chibiboon reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
This recipe was perfect and simple. They are the ultimate bruschetta. December 28, 2004


bird reviewed The Ultimate Bruschetta
we make this frequently - we use grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella (sliced thinly), and we actually add sweet peppers to the mix and saute for a few minutes before serving. Then add all components to a platter and let everyone forage! It's always a big hit! May 2, 2010