• Bruschetta With Tomatoes, Cucumbers, And Basil

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    • 3 lrg ripe tomatoes seeded and minced
    • 1/2 lrg red onion cut in 1/4" dice
    • 1 x peeled seeded cucumber cut in 1/4" dice
    • 1 c. fresh basil leaves shredded Coarse salt Freshly-grnd black pepper
    • 1/4 c. extra-virgin extra virgin olive oil plus more
    • 1 Tbsp. red-wine vinegar
    • 1 x baguette
    • 2 x peeled garlic cloves - (to 3)


    1. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and basil; season lightly with salt and pepper. Add in extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, and toss well to combine. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 3.
    2. Heat broiler or possibly grill pan. Cut bread diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Brush both sides lightly with extra virgin olive oil; grill or possibly broil on both sides till toasted.
    3. Rub warm bread lightly with garlic cloves on one side only. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with tomato mix. Let stand a few min to allow juices to soak into bread before serving.
    4. Makes 15 to 20.

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