Authentic Italian Bruschetta Pomodoro

Bruschetta, correctly pronounced in Italian as bruˈsketta,  is an antipasto  consisting of grilled or toasted peasant bread with a topping.   In this case, we are using tomatoes or pomodoro.

Bruschetta PomodoroFrom: GalleyChef.org
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Bruschetta pomodoro is an antipasto consisting of grilled peasant bread rubbed with garlic and topped with tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Servings Prep Time
30bites 30minutes
Cook Time
8-10minutes
Servings Prep Time
30bites 30minutes
Cook Time
8-10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the slices of bread in a single layer on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Drizzle with 3 T olive oil and toast in a 400 degree oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes to make crostini.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes in half, remove the seeds by squeezing them over the sink.
  3. Finely chop tomatoes and put them in a bowl with basil and 1/4 Cup of olive oil. (See "how to Chiffonade" for instructions.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Immediately after removing crostini from oven, sprinkle with salt then rub each slice on one side, with a garlic clove. Top with tomato mixture and serve.
Recipe Notes

The key to this being a really delicious bite is to make sure the tomatoes  are home grown, really ripe and that they have  never been refrigerated.  In addition, keep it simple.  The Italians like few ingredients in their dishes so the main attraction shines vibrantly, in this case, the tomato.  Skip the onion, balsamic vinegar and added garlic that many recipes have.

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