November 02, 2011

Bruschetta... Tomatoes, Basil and Baguettes


Hello to you!  How was your Halloween?  Did you partake in some good old, scary fun and lots of yummy treats?  I was the candy hander outer at my house.  Not a fun job considering the many, many, many children in my neighborhood.  I do really enjoy seeing all the costumes though, especially on the little kids, they're always so cute.

Anyway, in addition to handing out the candy, I've been doing more than my fair share of being the candy eater too.  That's the bad thing about Halloween, there's easy access to all the things I don't normally buy.  It's a weakness, I tell you. 


I don't know what the deal is, but I've also had another craving lately...bruschetta.  Each time I make it, I gobble nearly the whole thing down along with an entire baguette...that gives you an idea of how super delicious it is.  I thought I'd share the recipe with today so that you can revel in all the yumminess too.


Bruschetta

  • 3 or 4 Roma tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, very coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • balsamic vinegar
Garlic Butter
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper

To make the bruschetta topping, mix together the tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.  Set aside.  Just a little FYI, to peel a tomato, place the tomato in very hot water for a few minutes.  When you remove it the skin will peel off easily.

To make the garlic butter, mix together, in a separate bowl, the butter, garlic, salt and pepper.  Slice the bread and top each slice with a little bit of the garlic butter.  Broil the bread for a few minutes until it is lightly browned.  Put tomato topping on bread, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and put back in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese just slightly starts to melt. Removing from oven and, if you like, drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar over the top.

If you're like me, you'll eat some right away, and then...you'll eat some more :)
  

By the way, thank you so much to everyone who left me a kind, congratulatory comment on my magazine post.  It makes me feel so good that you share in my joy along with me.

Hope you have a good day!

xo Tricia

45 comments:

  1. oh man does that look good. ok, it's 8:43 am here and i am wanting bruschetta.

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  2. Delicious and so beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen bruschetta look so pretty!
    Jo-Anna

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  3. Tricia, you are making me hungry!!

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  4. Looks delicious! Photos are just beautiful!

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  5. That looks yummy enough to make me change my mind about liking tomatoes. ;-) Seriously, that looks D-E-licious!
    xo Jo

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  6. Beautiful photography, and thank you for the Recipe Tricia! I cannot wait to try this - maybe with our Family Spaghetti Night. {Ok, NOW I'm hungry!} Hope you have a beautiful rest of the week!

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  7. I LOVE Bruschetta! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

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  8. Lara, I make Bruschetta all the time!
    My husband and I feel it's comfort food, we share a bottle of wine or bubbly with it, and I put out olives, cheese, etc. It's our favorite! Your recipe looks wonderful, I really think you and Trisha need to get together on a cookbook ;)

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  9. Yummy recipe. I hadn't thought of the garlic butter, but would like to try it. I did a post on bruschetta a couple of months ago. Check it out. I used a reduced balsamic glaze instead of the garlic butter.
    I'm hungry now.

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  10. OOps, I wondered why my visit to "Air Kiss" said "Rosy Note" and funny I mentioned you in my comment! Your blogs both share such wonderful photos of food, sorry for the error Trisha, however I can blame it on cold meds, heavily medicated today, home with the flu!
    forgive me? ;)

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  11. Lordy, this looks Good! Almost lunch time here!
    hughugs

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  12. Oh it looks so good....now I am hungry! Perhaps it is off to the store:)

    Tiffany

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  13. I am hungry just by looking at this! Delicious! Have a great evening!:)

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  14. I have had bruchetta many times but have never made it...thanks, Tricia. I am going to try your recipe. The garlic butter looks great!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. i just love your food photography! these are so lovely!

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  16. Yummy! Your pretty pictures are making me hungry. I love brushetta but I have never made it myself. Armed with your fabulous reciepe I'll be giving it a try.

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  17. I love bruschetta and this looks so good as do your photos!! :)
    Glad that you had a good night, it is always fun to see all the great costumes.
    xoxo

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  18. Bruschetta is so dee-lish!
    And Iknow what you mean about the Halloween treats...sigh.
    Thanks for the recipe and your photos are fab!!

    Deborah xoxo

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  19. This is one of my favorites! Your pictures make it look even more yummy. Okay, now I'm hungry!

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  20. Oh that does look delish! I want some right now . . .

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  21. Tricia, these photos are good enough to eat! You take the best pictures. I have got to learn how to get shots like yours. You should teach us some of your photography tips. I do love brushetta and could eat it all by myself, too. Oink oink.

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  22. I love your food photography!

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  23. Hi Tricia,

    I can always count on you for beautiful photos AND lovely vegetarian meals/recipes!!! :)

    And I know what you mean about eating all the candy - I think I've eaten my fair share of chocolates to the point of being sick! lol I don't normally eat it, but when it's just there sitting in front of you...well, that's another story! lol

    Glad you all had a lovely Halloween!!!


    XO's,
    Jessie

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  24. I smell it through the screen great recipe. I love bruschetta.

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  25. Yummy recipe. And yummy photos. I love bruschetta when I'm out to eat, but have never made it myself. My trick this year for Halloween candy is to freeze it. Makes it too hard to bite into a frozen Snickers. Guess I could just throw away the extras, but what's the fun in that.

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  26. This was not the time to view your blog...it is 5:00 PM and I am really hungry and looking at those beautiful garlic cloves, sprigs of basil and red, ripe tomatoes has not helped the grumbling tummy at all. Outstanding food photos, maybe a foodie magazine will contact you now for some of your wonderful food photos.

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  27. i love bruschetta, i could live on it!
    never tried it with garlic butter though... yum...

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  28. My oh my does that look good. And the photos are so spectacular that it is hard not to scoop it off of the computer screen.(-:

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  29. I've been eating a little too much candy myself, so this looks like a very refreshing change.

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  30. Hello my fellow vegetarian friend!! ;) LOVE this looks so yummy!! xoxoxo Rachel

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  31. It looks totally delicious Tricia!

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  32. You are such a talented, creative photographer, very magazine worthy!

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  33. I agree with Traci. It is 8:30 in the morning and I want Italian thanks to your stunning photography and delicious recipe!

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  34. I just thinking about making that last night. Love your photographs of the process!

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  35. It looks so appetizing, I can only imagine how good it tastes!
    Brenda

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  36. Hi Tricia! I love bruschetta and I'm so glad you posted a recipe, I can't wait to try it! Your photos make it look so delicious!
    By the way, I've eaten way to much candy the last couple of days too! I need to hurry up and get it out of the house fast, lol!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    hugs, Cheryl

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  37. Tricia. This is something I could eat anx eat and eat.... Like you the WHOLE loaf of bread!
    Would you believe we get NO Trick or treaters. I widlsh we did! We live in the country and back in the woods so none for us.
    Kinda makes the day a let down for me.
    :-(
    Thanks again for the recipe!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  38. Yummie! Beautiful photos and styling!

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  39. You are right , bruschetta is super delicious and easy to prepare in my opinion ...your photos are So appetizing , fresh , filled with colors and basil smell
    Thank you for your visit and your comments are always appreciated .

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  40. Dearest sweet tricia, this is really yummie and beautiful! Your photos are so gorgeous ~ they always make me smile! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  41. your photos are great and the bruschetta looks simply delicious

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  42. I love this! It looks so pretty, too.

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  43. I love bruschetta! Your photos make me want some ... now!

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  44. This is my favorite thing to make in summer...I eat it all summer long beside a good chicken breast romaine salad. I use the tomatoes & herbs from our garden. In winter I like to use sundried tomatoes. Mmmm.

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