Tomato Bruschetta is a delicious treat to be enjoyed any time of year. The popularity of the dish seems to peak in the summer, of course, when tomatoes are the best they can be. However, it's really a dish you can enjoy year round for a lite lunch, a brunching offering or a side dish at dinner. Everyone should know how to make a fantastic tomato bruschetta.
I launched my website in February 2021. This wasn't the first recipe I posted but it IS the very first one I filmed. Please forgive the sound and lighting!! Lol! My microphone wasn't plugged in it's just the microphone from the camera only. So embarrassing! And I hadn't figured out lighting in those early videos either. Recipe is awesome - video will get updated when I have time to do so!
Tomato Bruschetta just like Julie & Julia
Bruschetta is super easy to make and only has a few ingredients. I like to enhance the flavors by adding roasted red peppers, orange or yellow pepper, and finely diced shallot. There is an amazing movie, called Julie & Julia, with a fantastic scene that includes tomato bruschetta. When I saw that movie and that bruschetta - my mouth watered. The couple in that scene ate bruschetta with Italian sausage. I knew I had to make it. I immediately went to the grocery store, bought the ingredients and made a copy cat meal at home. To. Die. For.
Cooking the bread in olive oil is essential for this recipe. One of the key components of the dish is that crunch when you take a bite. There are many ways to prepare bruschetta, but the hot crispy bread and juicy, tangy tomatoes of this recipe will always leave you wanting more. And seriously - don't skip the fresh basil. It makes the whole experience even better.
Oh, and if you're looking for other smaller dish ideas or appetizers, you should definitely check out my Warm Shrimp & Gorgonzola Dip w/Herbed Crostini.
Don't be afraid to cook. Make beautiful food for yourself and your loved ones. You're not alone. You can follow the step-by-step video and I'll be right there with you.Print