Notice my Title question about Tomato and Basil Bruschetta isn’t a question; it’s a statement. It’s absolutely the truth. Only the finest Italian ingredients can pull this off, and I just so happen to have the ingredients to the best recipe on earth for you and your loved ones to personally enjoy what you already love, or what you thought was just an okay appetizer. My recipe is guaranteed to kick your opinion up a notch no matter what the case!
First you need to understand that there are various recipes and different styles of Bruschetta; Mushroom Bruschetta, for example, but there is usually only one specific recipe on the menu at your local favorite Italian restaurant’e and that’s Tomato and Basil Bruschetta. The secret to great Bruschetta, no matter which variation you choose, is fresh ingredients. The ones that make a difference anyway, and the one that makes the biggest difference is Basil. Never EVER use dried basil. Dried Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Majoram and Sage are all great examples of seasonings that taste wonderful when they are dehydrated. But, I’m telling you, Basil is not one of them. It doesn’t even taste like the same ingredient side by side as a fresh Herb vs. the dried shaker style. It’s such a difference for me, that I’m even offended by the thought of using dried Basil. So now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s dive into this recipe, shall we.
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Ingredients:
2 Roma Tomatoes
1/4 Chopped Red Onion
1 Chopped Green Onion (Scallions)
1 Large Garlic Clove or 2 average 5 Large Chopped
Several FRESH Basil Leaves
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (Oregano, Thyme, Majoram, Sage, Rosemary, Basil)
1/4 tsp Margarita Salt or Kosher, Sea Salt if you prefer
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Chop all Veggies very small, especially the onion, but don’t turn your tomatoes into soup. Combine all ingredients and serve your Tomato and Basil Bruschetta over the top of your favorite toasted Italian bread or French Baguette.