Hihi! We made it to Thursday! Almost the weekend and I for one can’t wait. There’s something about a long weekend where even though I get all that extra time, when I have to go back to work it’s like whaaaaat?? But I thought I got another day of Zelda gaming and book reading! Thus, we made it to Thursday 😂.
Now, you may or may not have guessed by this point that on my Monday off, I happened to re-watch Julie and Julia. Honestly, I could’ve just done with a straight up Julia Child movie. Meryl Streep is on point and Julia Child is basically my idol. I mean, the woman straight up made it acceptable to use ALL. THE. BUTTER! How could you not love her?
Anyhoo, it’s safe to say I could NOT get that tomato basil bruschetta scene out of my head (among other fantastically delicious looking recipes in that movie *drool*)! But that bruschetta!! It’s perfect for summer, takes less than 15 minutes to make, and it’s SO fresh and tasty.
Ok so check this out. Tomato basil bruschetta Julie and Julia style: Mix tomatoes, basil, a little parmesan, olive oil, splash of balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Let sit while you toast up some olive oil and garlic brushed baguette slices in a skillet. Sprinkle the freshly roasted slices with a little salt, top with the tomato mixture, and eat ASAP.
Like I said, less than 15 minutes! The sliced baguette gets perfectly crunchy on the outside while nice and soft on the inside. Topped with that fresh summer produce?? YES PLEASE!
Tomato basil bruschetta Julie and Julia style. You need this your life pronto, trust 😎.Print
- ½ baguette, sliced into ¼ inch pieces
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 cups tomatoes, diced (I used a mixture of heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and "on the vine" tomatoes - use your favorite!)
- 1 tablespoon basil, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan, shaved and roughly chopped
- ¼ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Pinch of salt, fresh ground black pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, Parmesan, balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, pinch of salt, and ground black pepper to taste. Let sit about 10 minutes to let flavors marinate while toasting the bread.
- Brush both sides of baguette slices with the remaining olive oil and rub with garlic clove.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the slices in the skillet until browned, gently pressing occasionally to help toast, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Sprinkle toasted slices with a pinch of salt. Evenly spoon tomato topping on each slice. Sprinkle with a little fresh ground black pepper. Serve immediately.