Bruschetta is a pretty little Italian appetizer that whips together in about 5 minutes tops and tastes all marvelous and fancy like you’re channeling Julia Child or something. And it’s quite likely you have the ingredients right there in your kitchen this very minute.

Lucky you…


1 baguette French bread, sliced

1/4 cup olive oil

5 or 6 ripe Roma tomatoes diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1-1/2 tsp. dried, minced onion

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped–or 1/4 tsp dried Basil instead

3/4 cup  Mozzarella cheese, diced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Brush baguette slices with olive oil and toast in the oven on 350 for about 6-8 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients gently,  in a small bowl. Let sit for a few minutes. Serve on toasted bread.

Close your eyes and pretend you are in a beautiful Italian villa with someone you love…

who is very handsome.

Works for me.

3 Replies to “Bruschetta”

  1. I love all the recipes you put on here. Next thing you know someone will be doing the “GraciousRain Recipes in a Year” blog or something! 😉 Ha ha ha… you know like “Julie and Julia”. That would be funny!

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