Put This Dish In Your Repertoire!
We love this Bruschetta recipe because its so versatile. It can be a stand alone appetizer or a side dish to a great salad like Harry’s Famous Caesar Salad. Either way its a hit. If you’re having guests, you can prep the topping in advance and pop it in the oven when they arrive. Look how appetizing the finished dish looks!
When we talk about versatility, we mean that the type of cheese, bread, onions, or olives and all be swapped up. If your baguette isn’t fresh enough to serve at dinner, don’t worry its fine for this recipe because you’re going to brush it with Olive oil and toast i t anyway.
Here’s how Harry makes Bruschetta:
This makes 12 toasts. Serves 4 as an appetizer.
12 slices Baguette cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
- 1/2 cup of chopped seeded tomatoes
- 1/3 cup crumbled Feta ( try Parmesan for a substitute)
- 2 Tbsp minced green onion or chopped chives
- 1/4 cup chopped green or Kalamata olives your choice
- 2 Tbsp chopped Roasted Red Peppers if you have them
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp olive oil plus an additional 2 Tbsp to brush the bread.
- Salt and pepper to taste
4-5 Fresh Basil leaves sliced to sprinkle on top of finished dish.
Slice the bread and brush one side with the olive oil. Place on a baking sheet. Place all the ingredients except the basil in a bowl and mix well. Pop the bread under the broiler and toast lightly. Turn the bread over and toast the other side. Once the bread is toasted on both sides, top with the tomato mixture reduce the heat to 400F and return to the middle of the oven for 5-7 minutes. You just want to heat the topping not cook it.
Serve right away but topping with the basil strips and get ready for the compliments!