Bruschetta comes from the Italian word, Bruscare, which means “roasted over coals”.Somehow, somewhere along the way we borrowed “bruschetta” and “crostini” from the Italian lexicon and blurred their distinctions! Crostini means “Little toasts” traditionally meaning small, or thin slices of bread usually toasted.In both, they are antipasto which we can relate to as being an appetizer.
This recipe is quick and delicious involving tomatoes, Parmesan, basil and olive oil on a toasted baguette!
- 1 BAGUETTE SLICED AND TOASTED
- 2 TOMATOES
- 2 TABLESPOONS OF FRESH PARMESAN
- 2 CUPS ( OR 1 BOWL) OF FRESH BASIL CHOPPED
- EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
- 1 TEASPOON OF SALT
- 1 TEASPOON OF PEPPER
DIRECTIONS: Toast baguette in the oven 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until nice and brown.
In a bowl combine 2 tablespoons ( or more if you prefer) of olive oil, tomatoes, Parmesan, and chopped basil ( dont forget the salt and pepper).
And enjoy! Its that easy! A crisp, refreshing and delicious appetizer or snack! I like it better than chips and salsa!