Recipe: Bruschetta

Yesterday was a strange day. Work was just such a d-r-a-g. Like, the time was not even moving forward. You probably know how that goes though. Every once in a while we all have a really bad case of the Monday’s, especially after a great weekend. Not only that, but it was also the first day of school for me and a million other people. Blehh. So awful.

So I am probably the worst (but best) Italian ever. I really don’t like tomatoes. Even eating one on a burger kind of weirds me out, I do it anyway. They’re such a bizarre fruit, but they are extremely healthy for you.

Tomatoes are a cancer fighting fruit. They also contain a bunch of fiber, which is great at regulating blood sugar and cholesterol. On top of that, they are also a fantastic source of Lycopene, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. Woot, super food alert!

My family makes this dish literally all the time. There are a million different ways to make it, and this is mine, which has extra garlic. Yummo! Bruschetta is so great, you can make it as an appetizer for your sophisticated work party, or add it to the table at dinnertime on a summer evening, or even snack on it in the afternoon while watching a movie, whatever floats your boat. To fit with my strange mood yesterday, I actually ate this for dinner. Totally satisfying, and quite frankly, the highlight of my entire day.

And here’s something that makes it that much better… when you toast the bread. And brush it with olive oil before you throw it in the oven. Oooooh YES.

serves 2 people, takes 10 minutes!

2 roma tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
about a teaspoon of chopped fresh italian parsley
about a teaspoon of chopped fresh basil
salt to taste
2 tablespoons of olive oil (feel free to add more!)
french baguette* (those who are allergic to gluten can use any substitute for bread)

Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices and toast until they have a golden brown color on either side. Chop the tomatoes into cubes after removing the seeds and dice the garlic as small as you can make it or use a garlic crusher. Throw all ingredients in a bowl and mix around. Once all the tomatoes appear to be covered in olive oil, spoon the bruschetta onto the baguette slices and enjoy! :]

Happy eating!

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