Friday, July 5, 2013

Easy Bruschetta

I recently have been going to painting classes at a local store.

They are SO fun!

I've always enjoyed playing around with acrylics but have never had formal training so this really appealed to me when a friend posted a link on Facebook about 1 1/2 months ago.

What does this have to do with Bruschetta you ask?

Patience my Padawan.

There's a story to tell here. It must be told.

The painting classes are BYOB. I mean really? What better way to paint than with slightly less inhibitions! It helps.

They also recommend you bring snacks. (To absorb the BYOB perhaps? After all, you do have to drive yourself home.)

I didn't know anyone at the first class I attended. Yes, I'm a brave one, now that I'm an adult.

I had such a lovely response to my Facebook post about my experience that I invited several friends along to my second class.  I brought Sangria. I brought snacks.

One of these snacks was this Bruschetta.

See? There is a point to this rambling.

Bruschetta is super easy to make.

6 simple ingredients; Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic, Salt & Pepper, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar.

I can't count okay?

I don't have any ripe tomatoes yet so I bought a large container of Roma tomatoes at my local food warehouse (BJs)

Wash and slice each tomato in half. Clean out each half of the seeds and pulp. Slice and dice.

Wash and mince the basil and garlic.

Add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir gently.

Serve on crostini.

Easy Bruschetta
6 ripe roma tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
6 large Basil leaves, minced
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Wash and slice tomatoes in half. Remove pulp and seeds with a small spoon, discard. Dice up the tomatoes.
2. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate to let the flavors meld for 1-2 hours.
3. Serve on toasted bread or crackers.


The Lunch Lady

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