Louisa is sharing what might be my favorite recipe to date. Delicious bruschetta reminds me of my childhood summers spent swimming in the pool. My mom would always whip this up as our mid-afternoon snack. There’s just something so satisfying about fresh tomatoes in the heat of summer
Easy Homemade Bruschetta
Guest Post by Louisa
A couple of summers ago, my girlfriends and I would make bruschetta almost daily. It’s one of those ridiculously easy dishes that is really fresh and packed with flavour. Basically, it’s perfect for summer. I think this dish highlights what my food philosophy is all about: simple, fresh and flavourful. Sometimes it’s the simplest and easiest dishes that make the biggest impact and bruschetta is definitely one of them.
You can just kind of wing it with bruschetta, but if you’ve never made it before this recipe will get you started. Next time you make it, you can adjust it to your own taste. It’s also a really big crowd-pleasing dish for a summer potluck or barbecue that will get eaten up right away.
In Canada, we just had our May long weekend, which is the unofficial kick-off to summer so I thought it was the perfect time to share this favourite recipe of mine with all of you. It’s great if you’re having a few friends over by the pool or the lake, but sometimes I’ll make bruschetta and have it for dinner with a bean salad on the side. This would also be an amazing surprise to whip up for your parents one afternoon on a sunny day – trust me, they will love it!
I love this recipe so much that I even made a video last summer to go along with it.
1 fresh baguette, slided
5 tbsp olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic minced, divided
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
7-8 basil leaves, chiffonace
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Whisk together 3 tbsp olive oil and 1 clove of garlic.
3. Brush olive oil and garlic mixture over bread.
4. Toast bread under the broiler for 2-4 minutes (watch closely so it doesn’t burn)
5. Toss cherry tomatoes with remaining garlic, basil leaves and remaining olive oil.
6. Spoon tomato mixture over toasted bread.