Saturday, June 4, 2011
On Memorial Day our friends Jon and Cheryl were staying with us and we had a little cook out, so I made this Bruschetta Topping from She Wears Many Hats on Tasty Kitchen. It was a perfect appetizer: juicy tomatoes mingling with fresh basil and garlic and tangy balsamic vinaigrette with olive oil. It's a snap to make and won't make you too full to enjoy the main course. I am going to make this over and over this summer with fresh tomatoes and once you try it you will want to as well!
From She Wears Many Hats as seen on TK
2 1/2 cups tomatoes, diced (I used small red tomatoes and a couple yellow tomatoes to add color)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Extra salt and pepper to taste
In a medium sized bowl add the diced the tomatoes and basil, along with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix all ingredients together well. Taste to add additional salt and pepper.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until needed. Serve with pita chips, melba toast, or on top of crusty bread for bruschetta. This would also be fantastic on chicken. Do not throw out the leftover liquid, instead use for your next salad dressing!