Snacky Bits Easy Bruschetta

by | Mar 5, 2015

Bruschetta

I love easy snacks.  When my sister-in-law introduced me to this recipe for Easy Bruschetta, I fell in love.  It’s so simple and delicious, I’m sure that you will want to make it too!

You might find this snack works well with a nice, hearty red wine and a favorite flix, possibly of the romantic kind. Check out tomorrow's "Friday's Favorite Flix" for a possible movie that would be nice to watch while eating this delicious snack.

Ingredients For Easy Bruschetta

  • 1 Sour dough baguette, sliced
  • 1 Clove of garlic, whole
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, & Oregano (I like the petite diced)
  • Freshly shredded or grated parmesan cheese

When my sister-in-law introduced me to this recipe, I fell in love. It’s so simple and delicious, I’m sure that you will want to make it too!

Directions

  1. On a baking sheet, lay out the slices of the sour dough baguette.  Lightly brush with olive oil, and if you like sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Put into the oven and bake until golden brown.  It took mine about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, open and drain the can of diced tomatoes.  If I have a can of the regular size dice, I like to cut the tomatoes down to a smaller size, because I feel they fit better on the bread.  Also, if you only have a can of plain diced tomatoes, just add your favorite Italian seasonings.  I’m partial to basil, oregano & thyme. In fact, if I happen to have fresh herbs on hand, I’ll use those with plain diced tomatoes.  The fresh taste is so much better.
  3. After you remove the bread from oven, rub the garlic clove on each of the slices.  The garlic will melt into the bread.
  4. Top the baguette slices with the tomatoes and a sprinkle of the parmesan cheese.

It is best to eat them immediately to keep the baguette slices from getting soggy from the tomato.

I love having extra baguette slices.  If you don’t want to eat them plain, like I do, you can crumble them up and use them as croutons.  Just make sure, if you aren’t going to use them immediately, to put them in an airtight container to keep them crunchy.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!  If you have variations or other ideas for easy bruschetta, leave them in the comments below. I’d love hear from you!

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Janie Jacobs likes to cook & try new recipes. She is learning about vegetable gardening because she prefers cooking with fresh veggies. She likes to know what goes into her food, so she tries not to use packaged foods. Janie enjoys all kinds of music and movies.
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