Two things I love equally in life: fresh bruschetta and the fall fashion frenzy September issues bring!
On Friday, I concluded a long week by whipping up my delicious and simple homemade bruschetta recipe. When tomatoes are ripe and basil plants are overflowing, there’s nothing better! To spice it up, I added fresh mozzarella for the very first time. Usually, I make the bruschetta without – but to add some protein and make this a solid meal, I threw in a fresh ball of mozzarella to put it over the top.
Even better? Enjoying my bruschetta with a tall stack of September issues. I’ve been criminally behind on all of my magazine subscriptions this summer, but there’s nothing like the epic fall fashion issues to get me feeling inspired and ready to take on a new season! Probably my favorite issue of the season is W Magazine, featuring the gorgeous Gigi Hadid on the cover in an epic black and white shot. Vogue is obviously the most iconic, but my love of the magazine has been waning over the past few years and for the first time ever, I decided to completely skip it. Sorry Beyonce (this year’s September cover girl), not feeling it.
My bruschetta recipe is super simple, and takes a mere 5 minutes to prepare! It’s become a bit of a tradition at all family get togethers that I whip this up, but in the summertime I especially enjoy making it.
Quick, Easy Bruschetta
What You’ll Need
5-6 ripe tomatoes (Choose whatever is most ripe)
1/3 cup fresh basil
4 garlic cloves
olive oil to taste
balsamic vinegar to taste
fresh salt and pepper
1 ball fresh mozzarella *optional*
1 French baguette
- Dice your tomatoes, basil, garlic and mozzarella and combine in a medium-sized bowl
- Add salt and pepper
- I didn’t declare amounts of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, as I think it’s best to add those by look and taste. I’d start with about a 1/4 of olive oil and 4-5 dashes of balsamic, mix together and test.
- Allow the Bruschetta to marinate for 10-15 minutes while prepping your bread.
- Slice your French baguette into 1/2 inch slices and lay flat on a baking sheet.
- Set your broiler to ‘High’ and add bread for approximately 3-5 minutes, or until toasted golden brown.
- Serve bruschetta over your freshly toasted baguette!
Trust me when I say, this bruschetta recipe is a real crowd pleaser! People go NUTS over it, to the point where I’d recommend doubling if taking to a party. It’s of course great when served atop a baguette, but I also love adding bruschetta to a homemade pizza or mixing it in with pasta. One very happy discovery, is how well this works mixed with pesto. There’s something about pesto and balsamic that’s a real winning combination!
I’m very excited to finally share my bruschetta recipe with you, as it is one of my ultimate favorites. In a year, I’d estimate that I make this 15-20 times. Maybe more, who knows. It’s THAT good! I’m quite fond of turning it into a meal, and an added glass of wine on the side never hurts.
*Pin* this recipe so you can come back to it time and time again. Also, let me know if you give it a whirl – I’m eager to hear your feedback!
Thanks so much for reading!