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Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

When fresh tomatoes are in season, this is a lovely snack or appetizer.
 Spooned on to crostini the flavour bursts with freshness.
 It takes only a few minutes to assemble so it's good for when the neighbours drop by.
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 or 5 large basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few drops hot pepper sauce if desired
For the Crostini
  • 1 baguette
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  1. Combine all bruschetta ingredients in a bowl and let stand while you prepare the crostini.
  2. Combine olive oil and minced garlic in a small bowl.
  3. Slice Baguette and toast slices under the broiler until lightly browned.
  4. Lightly brush baguette slices with garlic olive oil and place in serving basket.
  5. Pass the bruschetta and spoon a generous amount on the crostini.


  1. Oh my. This looks wonderful! I am going to try it tonight!

  2. Hello ladies! I don't know if you accept blog awards or not, but wanted to let you all know I've awarded your blog the "A Blog with Substance" blog award.

    Thank you so much for your inspiration and recipes!

    Kari from Moo Said the Mama

  3. This looks SOOOO good! I shared it on my recipe blog with a link to your blog. Thanks - I am looking forward to trying it.

  4. This DOES look good, Bev! I could nibble on this until it could be called a meal.

  5. We love bruschetta...will have to try your recipe. Kathy


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