Monday, August 1

you say tomato

An enormous bunch of deep-green, wonderfully fragrant basil. One dollar.

Two pounds of ripe, rosy plum tomatoes. One dollar.

Fresh baked bread topped with homemade bruschetta. Priceless.

Ahhh...the tastes of summer. On Saturday, Boyfriend and I walked to Boston's Haymarket, near the wharf and famed Faneuil Hall. Basically, it's a big farmer's market held seasonally every Friday and Saturday. Not only is it a great place for people watching, it's also the cheapest place I've ever seen for fresh produce. Six green peppers for a buck cheap.

Needless to say, I was in vegetable heaven. And when we arrived back home, I could only think of one thing: bruschetta!

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 French baguette
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to broil. In a big bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Cut the baguette into ½-inch slices. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly brown.

Divide the tomato mixture over the baguette slices and top with mozzarella cheese. Broil for 3 - 4 minutes (until the cheese is melted).



At 9:08 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I'm salivating! sounds SO good. one of my favorite foods

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, GREAT recipe. i actually tried this the night you posted it. yum!!!


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