If you know me, you know how much I love my Italian food. Probably because its the cultural food I was brought up with, but there is nothing more satisfying than a delicious Italian dish! Bring on the carbs I say! I don’t even bother holding back when it comes to my grandmothers cooking. You can’t get this type of cooking anywhere else and it makes me feel happy and at home when I smell the scent of fresh basil brewing in the homemade tomato sauce. Oh boy, I’m getting way to ahead of myself and making my mouth water.
I love starting off my meals with this simple dish. Bruschetta is one of the staple appetizer’s to any meal in the Italian culture.
As the weather starts to get warmer I will be able to use my grandfathers fresh tomatoes from the garden in my dish. There is something about growing your own organic produce that makes it taste more juicy and delicious. In this recipe, I used fresh basil that my parents grow. Growing your own herbs is easy and makes your recipes taste a lot more fresh, and it’s also cost effective.
I went above and beyond my grandmothers recipe and added some feta cheese. I love feta cheese! I try my best to incorporate it in as many recipes as I can! The taste always adds flavour and helps to compliment all of the others flavours in a dish!
** Recipe Tip: Always toast the bread before serving. The added crunch somehow always makes bruschetta taste so much better
- 2 Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil Leaves
- 4 Tbls Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 1 Whole French Baguette
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the baguette into slices 1/2 inch thick. Place them under the oven for 10 minutes. Flipping half way through.
Slice and dice the tomatoes into little cubes
For the feta, if you buy them in cube forms them chop up the feta into little cube like crumbs to sprinkle over the bruschetta
Chop the basil into thin pieces
In a separate bowl, mix in the olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic powder with the chopped tomatoes
Once the bread is done toasting, put the tomatoes on top and sprinkle fresh basil and feta over top and serve.