This Roasted Pepper and Ricotta Cheese Bruschetta is SHOCKINGLY DELICIOUS! There’s a smokey sweetness to every bite that just melts in your mouth with the nice crispy crunch of a toasted French Baguette. If that doesn’t convince you to try this recipe, then check out my Tomato and Basil Bruschetta recipe or my Broccoli and Cheese Dip listed below.
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 or my Sweet Pepper Bruschetta, for example, but there is usually only one specific recipe on the menu, at your local favorite Italian Restaurant 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, Marjoram 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 for this recipe.
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, Marjoram, 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.