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Original Tomato Bruschetta

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Juliana shows you how to make delicious tomato bruschetta from fresh vine tomatoes, basil, garlic, and the Mediterranean Diet staple, olive oil. This Italian recipe is simple and easy and fits in any Mediterranean Diet meal plan
Ingredients
  Ciabatta bread slices 4 Medium
  Tomato 2 Large
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Fresh basil leaves 6
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Pecorino romano cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Toast bread slices in an oven, in a toaster or on a grill pan, until a beautiful golden brown and crispy.
2. Chop tomatoes and add to a mixing bowl.
3. Crush the garlic cloves and add to the tomatoes along with a generous pinch of sea salt.
4. Add some basil leaves and generous amount of olive oil.
5. Rub toasted slices of bread with one of the garlic cloves to flavor them.

FINALIZING
6. Arrange the slices on a platter, and spoon the tomato mixture over each slice, spreading evenly.
7. Top with grated cheese and sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

SERVING
8. Serve immediately as an appetizer or snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Toasted
Dish: 
Sandwich
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Easy, Healthy
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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