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Two Peas and Their Pod: Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Can you believe it is September? I can't! The summer flew by for us. Usually I am ready for fall because it is my favorite season, but not this year. I just want summer to stick around for awhile.

On Sunday we hosted an end of the summer bbq. We invited around twenty friends, so we had quite the crowd. We supplied the meat-Josh grilled up chicken, burgers, and brats. Luckily, our friends all chipped in and brought a dish to share.

We had quite the spread going on: salad, fruit, sweet corn, chips/salsa, bread/dips, bbq chicken wings, peach pie, banana cupcakes, peach cheesecake tarts, etc. We were eating good in the neighborhood! Sorry I didn’t get pictures of everything. I was busy hosting.

I did take photos of my bruschetta before the crowd arrived. I used our fresh basil and garden tomatoes. It was very tasty and the perfect little appetizer. If you have basil and tomatoes coming out your ears, try this simple bruschetta. It is perfect for any party!

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

(Printable Recipe)

6-7 Roma or plum tomatoes-or whatever you have from your garden

1 clove of garlic, minced

Fresh basil leaves-10 leaves or so, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

French baguette , sliced on the diagonal, about ½ inch thick slices

Dice the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Combine the tomatoes, garlic, and basil leaves in a small bowl. Stir. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture onto the slices of baguette. Do this right before serving so the bread doesn't get soggy.

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Blogger Jennifer said...

I love brushetta and somehow always turn to it not just for a quick gathering appetizer but often an accompiant to dinner! Yours looks SO good!!

4:20 AM  
Blogger Anh said...

I love this as well. Classic flavour, isn't it?

5:15 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Sounds sooo good and looks very fresh. One of my favorite appetizers. What a great party!

Sorry to hear about YOUR tummy too! I finally caved and started taking the medicine the doctor prescribed for me. I took it last night before dinner and this morning before breakfast and already feel better. I just don't want to be on medicine :(

5:32 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Love bruschetta and this is a classic! So reminds me of Italy when our fave restaurant served this while we waited for our first course. Lovely!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Looks delicious! Sounds like the party was a blast!

5:42 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

Bruschetta is great anytime of year, but especially with the tomatoes and basil from the garden! Looks so fresh and inviting!

6:27 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Looks like you got a great crop of tomatos! Perfect for bruschetta!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Yum and so simple!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

i'll bet you're one phenomenal hostess, maria. lovely bruschetta. :)

7:31 AM  
Blogger Esi said...

I'm one of those rare, weird people that does not like summer. Bring on the fall!! This bruschetta looks great, I was thinking about something similar after I saw Julie & Julia, lol.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

Looks delicious - bruschetta is one of my fav snacks!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Your bruschetta looks beautiful - a perfect party dish!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Perfect! I am going to make some tonight.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

This looks perfect for a party! I just need to get some bread!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

I love the approaching Fall mainly so we can get a break from this horrid heat. I love how vibrant the tomatoes are. Definitely a classic!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

oh that looks so delicious!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Fall is my favorite too... and I'm ready for it.. but only because the summer was so awful. I keep thinking about sweaters, jeans, and Uggs.

The bruschetta looks beautiful. I bought a bunch of tomatoes at a farm stand this past weekend and have been enjoying them all week!

9:59 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Well who doesn't love bruschetta? Nothing says summer quite like bruschetta made with fresh ingredients right from the garden.

I don't want summer to end either. Then again, in NY summer never really started. We had some weird rain/spring hybird punctuated with a week of hot weather here and there.

11:09 AM  
Blogger JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those tomatoes are just GORGEOUS!!! Can't believe tomato season is pretty much done...

11:11 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightful bruschetta!



11:41 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

I love bruschetta. The tomato topping looks gorgeous. I also can't believe it's September already. Can't wait to meet you at the end of the month!

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Ever since I saw this in Julie/ Julia I've been craving it!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Oh that is such a great appetizer. Looks delicious!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Dana Treat said...

That appetizer is proof that sometimes simple is best. I know those flavors well and love them dearly.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

The classics are always the best! Looks delish!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I'm with you. I have always wanted to fall to come, but not this year. We had the shortest summers and the rainiest. I just want another month of summer, no humidity though.
It stinks that you have these tummy problems--still.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Kathy - Panini Happy said...

Mmmm...bruschetta is one of the best uses of fresh summer tomatoes that I can think of. I made some right after seeing Julie & Julia (it looked so good in the movie!).

1:44 PM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

Lovely and healthy, I like the sound of an end of summer bbq.

Marshmallow blondies sound so rich and indulgent. :-)

2:46 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I do have basil and tomatoes coming out my ears! Sounds like a great party.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

simply delicious! glad you had such a great party :)

6:20 PM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Yum! Im with you summer can't be over, it zoomed by!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

That looks soo fresh and tasty!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow, sounds like a fun party! Wish I could have been there. This bruschetta is so pretty!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Simple, fresh & EXCITING! love the flavours and the colours. Nothing like home grown produce. Looks stunning Maria...

4:58 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

i. love. brushetta.

yours looks fabulous!

10:45 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

tomatoes are still good in sept :) yum!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Bellini Valli said...

A perfect ending to all that the summer has had to offer.

5:49 PM  
Blogger LilliBug said...

Did you not toast the bread?

12:13 AM  
Blogger Talita said...

So simple and good looking! Love tomato.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

you know...i could probably make a meal out of that :)

6:32 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Sounds like such a fun party! Your bruschetta looks so fresh and delicious!

9:44 AM  
Blogger All Things Yummy said...

Bruschetta is my all-time favorite summer snack. Yum.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Yum! I love bruschetta and this looks fantastic! Sounds like a fun end of summer cookout :)

5:16 PM  

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