Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Recipe from How It All Vegan:

  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion, minced
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 French baguette, halved and sliced
  • 2 tbsp flax oil

Preheat over to 400F.  In a small bowl combine tomato, basil, onion, and pepper, and mix well. Set aside. In a small bowl, still together the garlic and olive oil. With a knife, spread garlic mixture over each slice and arrange bread on baking sheet. Place in oven and bake until lightly toasted (5-7 min). Place bread on serving tray and spoon tomato mixture on top. Drizzle with flax oil befor serving. Serve immediately.

This is one of my favourite new recipes! Yum! What I like best about this recipe (which I christen an enormous success!) is how alluring the ingredients smelled during preparation. This would be a good recipe to “make” when you omni friends/relatives are visiting. “Oh my god, what are you making?  It’s smells amazing.” “Oh, I’m just doing a little vegan cooking…” It’s also super easy and cheap, and the product is very photogenic. As you can tell, it also pairs well with red wine!

Aside: onions make my cat Sasha cry. She likes to hang around the kitchen looking for attention, and aften some prolonged onion-chopping, little tears pour out of her eyes. Collective AWWW.

Sasha when she’s not crying:

 

-Maureen

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3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Romina said,

    Can you believe people actually go out and pay ridiculous amounts of money for this??

    I grew up nowing this was “tomato salad”. It was an awesome after-school snack. Only until people started calling it “bruschetta” that I started wondering “why are people calling the tomato salad the BREAD?” It still boggles my mind that people think “bruschetta” means “tomatoes with ollive oil” and not “toasted bread”, hehe.

  2. 2

    Aly said,

    Beautiful presentation! I WANT SOME NOW!

  3. 3

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