This tasty tomato bruschetta makes for a wonderful starter dish, perfect for summer parties with family and friends.
- 8 tomatoes, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
- 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 60-80ml olive oil
- 30ml balsamic vinegar
- 1 crusty baguette
- Mix the diced tomatoes, diced onions, crushed garlic, and chopped basil in a large bowl, being careful not to break up the tomatoes. Once mixed, add the olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then mix again. Cover and put in the fridge to chill for an hour at least, allowing the flavours to marinate together.
- Slice the baguette diagonally into roughly 12 thick slices. Lightly toast the slices until they’re lightly browned on each side. Remove the tomato mixture from the fridge once ready, and evenly divide it between the 12 toasted slices. Serve immediately. If you wish to serve the mixture at room temperature, remove from the fridge half an hour before serving.
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