Tuesday, July 27, 2010

You Say Tomato, I Say Bruschetta!

Does anything say "summer" like fresh garden ingredients and a little splash of oil and vinegar?  I didn't think so either.

Got a tomato in your kitchen?  I had three of them two days ago.  Now I have none. Thanks to a little French bread, feta, and herbs.  I'm grateful for my father-in-law, who keeps our cucumber, onion, and tomato supply freshly stocked, thanks to his great work in his garden.

This is a great little brunch finger food, or if you just have a hankering for something fresh and light. Like I did the other day.

Start with 3 medium sized tomatoes.  Cut tomatoes in half.  Squeeze the juice and seeds out and discard.  Chop in small pieces.

Add approximately 1t. Italian seasoning, 1t. dried basil (fresh herbs are even better though if you have them!), 2T. olive oil, and 2T. balsamic vinegar.  These are all to taste though, add more or less to your liking... I tend to lean towards the "more"side, so I would probably add more than the above measurements.

Mix equal parts cream cheese and feta cheese.  I used 6oz. of each because that's what I had.  I like the "flavored" fetas for this recipe...

I used a tomato and basil this time. I've also used a garlic herb that was just as amazing.

Your local grocery store should have long loaf of fresh french bread for about a buck and a half.  Can't beat that.  Of course you can make your own. I didn't this time.  I was hungry and needed food asap.
Slice bread in pieces about one inch thick.  Keep in mind that you have to take a bite after the cream cheese and tomatoes are on it... Bake bread in oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or broil or toast it.  Just until it gets a little crunch to it.

Spread feta/cream cheese mixture on, then top with tomatoes. 

And enjoy every bite :)

1 comment:

  1. Looks really good! Going to have to make that tomorrow since your Aunt Susan brought me some fresh home grown tomatoes!
    There I did it! I made a comment on your blog!
    From: your mom :-D