Garlicky Balsamic Bruschetta with Basil

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End of summer garlic and basil bruschetta with crusty bread and fresh tomatoes! Grab those end of summer tomatoes and throw these together before the warm weather is gone. I had a blast whipping these up with my friend Pati (check out her wonderful travel, lifestyle & food blog). The lovely photos you see here are by her!

Makes 10-12 toasts

Ingredients
1 french baguette
3 cups of diced fresh tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic, minced
a handful of basil leaves
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/8 cup of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
salt and black pepper to taste

Make it
– Preheat the oven to broil.
-Slice the baguette into 10-12 slices (just so that they’re thick enough for a three-bite appetizer). Place the bread on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Place in the oven to toast 3-5 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Remove and set aside.
– Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the diced tomatoes with garlic and basil leaves. Take a slice of baguette toast and sprinkle with tomato mix and 1-2 teaspoons of the vinaigrette mix. Repeat with all of the toast.

 

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