translation...Would you like something to eat?
If you are anything like myself, you have tomatoes, and plenty of them. I love this time of year, when I have a produce market right in my back yard. Well, besides all the bottling i do with all of my tomatoes, I love to savor the fresh taste that only lasts for a month or two. We all know that you can't beat a tomato off the vine. Here is a quick recipe for Bruchetta. It is a fantastic snack. You can eat it with chips if you'd like, but it is best on warm crusty bread.
8 roma tomatoes hulled and diced very small
1 small red onion diced
1 small can chopped black olives
1 bottle roasted bell peppers/ 2 roasted bell peppers
2 tsp. chopped garlic, roasted
1/4 cup basil
salt and pepper
4 Tbsp. Basalmic vinegar
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
baguette sliced thin
garlic oil (mix 3 Tablespoons chopped garlic with 1/4 cup olive oil.)
Brush slices of baguette with garlic oil and sprinkle with parmesan. Toast in a 350 degree oven until golden brown.
Mix remaining ingredients together and let chill for at least ½ an hour. Top toasts with tomato mixture.