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Monday, February 20, 2012

Time for Bruschetta!

Let me start this off by saying that I DO NOT like raw tomatoes. Never have, and I don't guess I ever will. I keep trying them, but they just taste bitter to me.  With that being said, I was a little skeptical about making bruschetta, since the main ingredient is tomatoes.

So, here is the original link on Pinterest,, and here is the site it led me to in order to get the recipe,

So i flash boiled the grape tomatoes for the top, for one minute, then peeled them and cut them. Added the seasonings as directed, except for I used garlic powder instead of real garlic cloves. Once I got everything together and stirred, I cut my loaf of bread (I used Italian) and basted it with olive oil on each side and baked it until it was a little brown.  Then I added the tomato mixture onto the top.

I popped it in the oven at 450 for about 5 minutes or so.  It was absolutely delicioso!!!! The tomatoes were just cooked enough that it took away that acidic, bitter flavor I don't like and it was heaven with every bite.  Here's the finished product.

*As a sidenote* I have made this two other times since the original time I made this recipe.  I added shredded parmesan cheese to the top the second time, and it made it even more heavenly than the first attempt.  I also made it a third time and cooked and cut up a thin ribeye and mixed in with the tomato mixture and put it on top and then added the cheese. It was a meal in itself.  Fabulous.  Bruschetta has become pretty popular around our house! I hope it will with yours too!! As always, if you decide to try it out, please drop me a note and let me know how it goes.