At our engagement party, Hubby and I had tons of crostini with toppings. Because I could eat that every day, every meal, and never get bored of it. I don’t know if I mentioned this, but we had a lot of extra crostini and bruschetta topping leftover from that party. I know that I would never get bored of it because that’s what I ate for like a week. Every meal. It was delicious – don’t judge.
So when I learned that Carrie was including Gremolata Garlic Bread and Bruschetta Topping as one of the hors d’oeuvres the other night, I was into it. Shockingly, I’ve never included my bruschetta recipe. I only mananged to write about that eggplant thing I did, but that’s nothing like my bruschetta. It’s a lot like Carrie’s. Except I have a tendency to use the Cuisinart, because I’m lazy like that. Don’t worry – Carrie came to my rescue with this bruschetta topping recipe. Now, you should make some of that yummy garlic bread and some of this yummy topping. Then you should come over to my house. With the bread and topping. Because it’s been a couple of days since I enjoyed this. So I’m ready for more.
Here’s Carrie’s recipe:
- Tomatoes- Diced, at least 1 cup. I had grape tomatoes on hand but any kind will do.
- 5 cloves garlic
- Basil- finely chopped. At least 2 tablespoons. I would have preferred more than 2 tablespoons but that’s all I had on hand. So I threw in a tablespoon of chopped parsley as a substitute.
- Onion- diced small. About ¼ of a regular sized onion
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Chop up the tomatoes and put in a bowl.
- Dice the onion and throw that in.
- Then chop that basil up real good and add it in.
- And now some garlic: mince or finely chop in your preferred method. I used my garlic press.
- Squeeze in the lemon juice.
- Add in the oil, salt , & pepper.
- Stir it up!
- Serve with Gremolata Garlic Bread and watch it get eaten up.
Mmmm garlic= good.