Farm Fresh Bruschetta

The delectable nature of fresh tomatoes cannot be beaten! We love to eat them simply, with a smattering of salt and pepper sprinkled on thick juicy slices. However, a quick, flavor-filled alternative is to make bruschetta. Paired with whatever bread or crackers you choose, this mouth-watering concoction will make your belly sing.

Serves: 4 as an appetizer, 2 as a main
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Ready In: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 2 lbs tomatoes, seeded and chopped (~ 3 cups)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 TBSP white onion, minced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil (plus more for your bread)
  • 1/4 c fresh Italian basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Bread or crackers for serving; try an Italian-style bread grilled, toasted, or pan-fried
  1. Place the chopped tomatoes in a colander to drain off excess juice.
  2. Once drained, in a medium-sized bowl combine tomatoes with the remaining ingredients (except bread/crackers) and mix well.
  3. Allow tomato mixture (bruschetta) to sit or chill for an hour. This allows the flavors to meld and develop.
  4. Drain mixture to remove excess juices.
  5. If using bread, brush slices with olive oil and grill, toast, or pan-fry until golden.
  6. Serve bruschetta in a bowl and allow folks to top their own bread or crackers for maximum crunch.