Easy Tomato-Basil Bruschetta

In addition to our Shrimp with Penne and Herbed Cream Sauce Matt and I made a double batch of traditional Tomato-Basil Bruschetta for Christmas Eve dinner.  The bruschetta was surprisingly easy to make and everyone loved it!

Super Easy Bruschetta!

Super-Easy Tomato-Basil Bruschetta (from The New Best Recipe)

You will need…
8-9 medium Tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2/3 cup Basil, shredded
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 loaf of crusty Bread – we used Ciabatta
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1-2 cloves Garlic, cut in half lengthwise

Directions:
Combine the tomatoes, basil and salt and pepper.  Cut the loaf into 3/4 inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet.  Toast the bread under a broiler, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown.  Rub the cut sides of the garlic clove over the top side of each slice of bread and then brush on a small amount of olive oil.  Top the slices with a generous helping of the tomato-basil mixture and serve immediately.