Summer on a plate.

Classic Bruschetta I love fresh basil but since it is so expensive to buy it fresh from the supermarket my son planted some basil in our small container garden on our balcony.  It’s so satisfying being able to pick a few fresh basil leaves and toss them into tomato dishes.  When I want something light for lunch, I’ll toast some of my 5 Minute Artisan Bread under the broiler; rub the toasted bread with a garlic clove; chop up a tomato; shred a few basil leaves; a few grinds of sea salt, a splash or two of balsamic vinegar and a spoonful of EV olive oil.  Summer on a plate.

Bruschetta plated

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3 comments on “Summer on a plate.

  1. Cookie says:

    I’ve been wanting to plant some herbs on our balcony for some time now and this is a total inspiration! I love how simple the recipe is and rubbing garlic on hot toast is just the best! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. TasteStopping says:

    Bruschetta is such a great way to use a garden! We are awaiting the arrival of our tomatoes (basil’s already cranking) for just such a dish. My husband also loves to replace the bread with baby buffalo mozzarella and a nice drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Either way, the tomatoes and basil really shine through!

    Anyway, I found you on TasteSpotting and am writing to say that if you have any photos that aren’t accepted there, I’d love to publish them. Visit my new site (below), it’s a lot of fun! I hope you will consider it.

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  3. oriana p. says:

    Bruschetta is very tuscan and you can use the basil to make pesto!!
    I love that picture…
    Remember to use extra virgin olive oil!!
    Why don’t you follow us on Twitter – tuscanycious I’m sure you’ll enjoy our healthy authentic tuscan recipes.
    Oriana

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