Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bruschetta


We went to the local Farmer's market today. It's hard to find one on Sunday, they're usually on Saturdays. This one was lovely. So many wonderful products. Most fresh produce isn't in season, so some was hothouse. But, some nice baked goods: breads, kolaches, brownies, salsa, pumpkin butter. So many things. I look forward to going there when all the beautiful local vegetables and fruit are in season. Tonight our dinner was mostly made up of items from the Farmer's market. We had fresh local organic asparagus, bruschetta made mostly from items I bought there today, and then lentil soup. Here's the bruschetta recipe


one small loaf sourdough bread (I used bleu cheese sourdough)

2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

salt to taste

1/4 cup fresh sweet basil, finely minced

2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and cut on one end

approximately 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Slice the bread to your desired thickness. We like ours fairly thick, but it's great thin and crispy as well. Lightly drizzle olive oil on top of each slice. Place into a oven that has been pre-heated at 400 degrees. Bake 15 minutes or until turning golden. Remove from oven and rub each slice with the fresh garlic. Top with the tomato, basil, salt, and balsamic vinegar mixture. Our tomatoes and basil were actually roughly chopped, but if I do it again I will make everything smaller. It was very good! The girl's favorite part of the meal was the asparagus.

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