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I thought it would be appropriate to post the recipe (more like simple instructions) for the bruschetta I made to go with the lovely lasagna I made.  Bruschetta (pronounce broos-kett-uh, not brush-ett-uh) is an amazing way to combine a toasted peice of white bread with fresh tomatoes and herbs – it’s also quite elegant and versatile.  It’s also amazing.  Let’s just get right to it.

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta with Prosciutto

Preheat your broiler to high.  Thinly slice some baguette-style bread (I used a ciabatta roll from whole foods since it was just me).  Brush it with a little olive oil and place some thinly sliced garlic on top (1-2 cloves per person).  Place it under broiler for a minute or to, until toasty and fragrant.  Watch it carefully so the garlic doesn’t burn.

Dice one large tomato and roughly chop some fresh basil.  Place it in a bowl, add salt and pepper to taste.  Right before serving, tear up some prosciutto so that it’s bite-sized and place it on a plate.

Allow your guests (or just you!) to build their own bruschetta by topping the garlic bread with the tomatoes and prosciutto.  Buon appetito!

Variations: add some red onion and chopped parsley!  Some people like it with a dash of balsamic vinegar, as well.  Try adding a slice of fresh mozzarella before piling on the tomatoes for some bruschetta caprese.

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Written by poperatzii

August 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

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