Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Backyard Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta

My Brooklyn counterpart came to Berkeley and found herself harvesting tomatoes in my backyard. Since it was our first time growing tomatoes I was excited for help in choosing the perfect little red globes for our Bruschetta! We mixed them in with sweet orange tomatoes from our favorite Berkeley market, Monterey Market to create a delicious late summer appetizer.


- Glorious late summer tomatoes (store bought, from a farmers market, CSA or your backyard)
- Garlic
- Backyard Basil
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- French Bread

Chop the tomatoes into small pieces, if they are small cherry tomatoes cut them in half. chop the garlic and mix with tomatoes. Drizzle olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste, and chopped basil, let sit.

Take a fresh baguette and cut small rounds. We got our baguette from North Berkeley BART, the Metropolis Baking Company was passing out free bead at rush hour to promote their bakery.

Drizzle olive oil on to the bread and toast the bread in a toaster oven or the oven.

Spoon the tomato mixture on to the bread and serve!