- 4 large ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 French baguette, sliced
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Balsamic glaze for drizzling (optional)
Prepare the Tomatoes:
Wash and dice the tomatoes into small, bite-sized pieces.
Chop the Vegetables:
Finely chop the red onion and fresh basil.
Mince the garlic cloves.
Add the chopped onion, basil, and minced garlic to the bowl with the tomatoes.
Create the Dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over the tomato mixture in the large bowl.
Mix and Marinate:
Gently toss the ingredients in the bowl until well combined, ensuring the dressing evenly coats the tomatoes.
Allow the mixture to marinate for at least 15-20 minutes to let the flavors meld.
Prepare the Baguette:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Slice the French baguette into 1/2-inch thick rounds.
Arrange the slices on a baking sheet.
Toast the Baguette:
Toast the baguette slices in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until they are golden brown and crisp.
You can also brush the slices with a little olive oil before toasting for added flavor.
Assemble the Bruschetta:
Once the baguette slices are toasted, spoon the marinated tomato mixture generously onto each slice.
Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the bruschetta for an extra layer of flavor.
Drizzle balsamic glaze over the top for a decorative touch.
Serve and Enjoy:
Arrange the bruschetta on a serving platter and serve immediately.
This Mellow Mushroom-inspired bruschetta is perfect as an appetizer, snack, or party dish.
Place the diced tomatoes in a large bowl.
Feel free to adjust the ingredient quantities to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your delicious homemade Mellow Mushroom Bruschetta!