Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tomato Bruschetta

Happy New Years Eve everyone! I wanted to first say how thankful I am to everyone who reads my blog. It was a new adventure that I started this year and it has really changed the way I cook. I am so thankful to the small group of readers that I have and I hope that 2009 is a wonderful year for all of you!

John and I decided to stay in tonight and enjoy our new house. I decided to make some appetizers prior to dinner since it is a holiday and all. This is one of the things I made tonight and it is always our favorite.

My mother in law makes the BEST bruschetta. Prior to hers I would never eat bruschetta but thanks to her I have a love for this appetizer. The recipe is simple and results in a very fresh tasting bruschetta. The following recipe yields 8 or so pieces of bruschetta so multiply it by the quantity you need!

Crustini (I took Italian bread, sliced it thin, toasted it, and allowed it to cool)
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 clove of garlic, chopped in quarters (Do not mince, this will be used just to flavor the marinade and to rub on the crustini)

1- Toast the crustini and set aside.
2- Dice the tomatoes. Add the rest of the ingredients and allow it to sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours.
3- After it chills, take the garlic quarters and rub them on the crustini, put garlic aside.
4- Spoon tomatoes over the crustini.
5- Drizzle a little of the marinade over the bruschetta.


  1. What a great appetizer to end with in 2008! I'm looking forward to more Stephanie Cooks in 2009! Happy New Year!