Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Simple Bruschetta

It is hot. Too hot. Triple digits is just not cool. We should have listened to all the global warming hype and prepared ourselves for this. Why don't I just stay inside, you ask? Of course I would LOVE to stay inside our air conditioned home for the rest of the day, but being the active young lass that I am, I've got a volleyball match tonight and directly after that I have to play in a softball tournament! Yeah... I'm a glutton for punishment. All I can say is that I'm filling up my gallon jug full of water and praying that it'll keep me from passing out.

Anyway, now that I've vented my frustration with the heat wave we're having, I'll get to the recipe.

I've stressed this numerous times, but simplicity = bliss. The simple things in life are most often the best and that's exactly why I love bruschetta. With simple ingredients like tomatoes, basil, and olive oil... you can whip up a quick and simple bruschetta any day of the week.


1 Large tomato, diced
about 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
toasted hamburger buns (you can tell I was raiding my pantry again)

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Serve over sliced toasted bread (you can definitely do something other than hamburger buns, but that was the only bread product I had).

See... simplicity at it's finest. Enjoy!

Check out our CSA goodies that we got today...

3 ears of corn
2 lbs. tomatoes
1 lb. gourmet cherry tomatoes (they're soooo cute!)
1 & 1/2 lbs. peaches
2 green peppers

Any ideas on what I should do with this stuff???

P.S. This bruschetta is entered into Torview's Food Palette event!  Enter yours today!


  1. simple and delicious I love making these with different combination haven't tried peaches

  2. So jealous! We're in the middle of winter down under :( Peaches - bellinis? what about smitten kitchen's peach cupcakes with brown sugar frosting??

  3. Hmmmm two suggestions: grilled up the corn and peppers on the BBQ as a side to a nice white fish (I had basa last night which is so great in this weather...filling and meaty but still light enough that your stomach can handle it with the humidity), and do up a nice tomato and onion salad on the side. Or dice up all your veggies to make a salsa for your fish! Grilled peaches and vanilla ice cream for dessert!
    P.S. Basil=so essential for bruschetta (and anything tomato related)

  4. it's been a while since i've checked your blog, I was half expecting it to be called "My Husband Likes it so it must be good" by now :D
    But the bruschetta looks lovely. I'd so go for a bite of that :)
    And volleyball with a chaser of softball? Really? :D

  5. congrats hun,
    seems nice ...
    u checked mine????
    way to go dear.

  6. Oh man this looks delicious! Everything here looks so yummy! And your photographs are beautiful!
    I recently launched my own blog I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks and Happy Cooking!

  7. delicious could eat any amount :)
    Thank you for linking