Bruschetta… Tomatoes, Basil and Baguettes

Hello to you!  How was your Halloween?  Did you partake in some good old, scary fun and lots of yummy treats?  I was the candy hander outer at my house.  Not a fun job considering the many, many, many children in my neighborhood.  I do really enjoy seeing all the costumes though, especially on the little kids, they’re always so cute.
Anyway, in addition to handing out the candy, I’ve been doing more than my fair share of being the candy eater too.  That’s the bad thing about Halloween, there’s easy access to all the things I don’t normally buy.  It’s a weakness, I tell you. 
I don’t know what the deal is, but I’ve also had another craving lately…bruschetta.  Each time I make it, I gobble nearly the whole thing down along with an entire baguette…that gives you an idea of how super delicious it is.  I thought I’d share the recipe with today so that you can revel in all the yumminess too.
  • 3 or 4 Roma tomatoes – peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, very coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • balsamic vinegar
Garlic Butter
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
To make the bruschetta topping, mix together the tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.  Set aside.  Just a little FYI, to peel a tomato, place the tomato in very hot water for a few minutes.  When you remove it the skin will peel off easily.
To make the garlic butter, mix together, in a separate bowl, the butter, garlic, salt and pepper.  Slice the bread and top each slice with a little bit of the garlic butter.  Broil the bread for a few minutes until it is lightly browned.  Put tomato topping on bread, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and put back in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese just slightly starts to melt. Removing from oven and, if you like, drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar over the top.
If you’re like me, you’ll eat some right away, and then…you’ll eat some more 🙂
By the way, thank you so much to everyone who left me a kind, congratulatory comment on my magazine post.  It makes me feel so good that you share in my joy along with me.
Hope you have a good day!
xo Tricia
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  • traci

    oh man does that look good. ok, it's 8:43 am here and i am wanting bruschetta.

    November 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

    Delicious and so beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen bruschetta look so pretty!

    November 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • Sherri

    Tricia, you are making me hungry!!

    November 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm Reply
  • d e l i g h t

    Looks delicious! Photos are just beautiful!

    November 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • Secret Garden Cottage

    That looks yummy enough to make me change my mind about liking tomatoes. 😉 Seriously, that looks D-E-licious!
    xo Jo

    November 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Sherri Mitchell

    Beautiful photography, and thank you for the Recipe Tricia! I cannot wait to try this – maybe with our Family Spaghetti Night. {Ok, NOW I'm hungry!} Hope you have a beautiful rest of the week!

    November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Susan

    I LOVE Bruschetta! Thanks for sharing your recipe! 🙂

    November 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • High Street Cottage

    Lara, I make Bruschetta all the time!
    My husband and I feel it's comfort food, we share a bottle of wine or bubbly with it, and I put out olives, cheese, etc. It's our favorite! Your recipe looks wonderful, I really think you and Trisha need to get together on a cookbook 😉

    November 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm Reply
  • Marsha

    Yummy recipe. I hadn't thought of the garlic butter, but would like to try it. I did a post on bruschetta a couple of months ago. Check it out. I used a reduced balsamic glaze instead of the garlic butter.
    I'm hungry now.

    November 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm Reply
  • High Street Cottage

    OOps, I wondered why my visit to "Air Kiss" said "Rosy Note" and funny I mentioned you in my comment! Your blogs both share such wonderful photos of food, sorry for the error Trisha, however I can blame it on cold meds, heavily medicated today, home with the flu!
    forgive me? 😉

    November 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Lordy, this looks Good! Almost lunch time here!

    November 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    Oh it looks so good….now I am hungry! Perhaps it is off to the store:)


    November 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm Reply
  • Zondra Art

    I am hungry just by looking at this! Delicious! Have a great evening!:)

    November 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Blondie's Journal

    I have had bruchetta many times but have never made it…thanks, Tricia. I am going to try your recipe. The garlic butter looks great!!


    November 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Jaymi

    i just love your food photography! these are so lovely!

    November 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Robin

    Yummy! Your pretty pictures are making me hungry. I love brushetta but I have never made it myself. Armed with your fabulous reciepe I'll be giving it a try.

    November 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • michelle

    I love bruschetta and this looks so good as do your photos!! 🙂
    Glad that you had a good night, it is always fun to see all the great costumes.

    November 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm Reply
  • Deborah

    Bruschetta is so dee-lish!
    And Iknow what you mean about the Halloween treats…sigh.
    Thanks for the recipe and your photos are fab!!

    Deborah xoxo

    November 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    This is one of my favorites! Your pictures make it look even more yummy. Okay, now I'm hungry!

    November 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • Barb

    Oh that does look delish! I want some right now . . .

    November 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm Reply
  • Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

    Tricia, these photos are good enough to eat! You take the best pictures. I have got to learn how to get shots like yours. You should teach us some of your photography tips. I do love brushetta and could eat it all by myself, too. Oink oink.

    November 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • Blueberry

    I love your food photography!

    November 2, 2011 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • A Cozy Cottage in the City

    Hi Tricia,

    I can always count on you for beautiful photos AND lovely vegetarian meals/recipes!!! 🙂

    And I know what you mean about eating all the candy – I think I've eaten my fair share of chocolates to the point of being sick! lol I don't normally eat it, but when it's just there sitting in front of you…well, that's another story! lol

    Glad you all had a lovely Halloween!!!


    November 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Comeca Jones

    I smell it through the screen great recipe. I love bruschetta.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • Pam

    Yummy recipe. And yummy photos. I love bruschetta when I'm out to eat, but have never made it myself. My trick this year for Halloween candy is to freeze it. Makes it too hard to bite into a frozen Snickers. Guess I could just throw away the extras, but what's the fun in that.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    This was not the time to view your blog…it is 5:00 PM and I am really hungry and looking at those beautiful garlic cloves, sprigs of basil and red, ripe tomatoes has not helped the grumbling tummy at all. Outstanding food photos, maybe a foodie magazine will contact you now for some of your wonderful food photos.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • Sandra van Doorn

    i love bruschetta, i could live on it!
    never tried it with garlic butter though… yum…

    November 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    My oh my does that look good. And the photos are so spectacular that it is hard not to scoop it off of the computer screen.(-:

    November 3, 2011 at 12:46 am Reply
  • Danelle

    I've been eating a little too much candy myself, so this looks like a very refreshing change.

    November 3, 2011 at 1:18 am Reply
  • Rachel Pallas

    Hello my fellow vegetarian friend!! 😉 LOVE this looks so yummy!! xoxoxo Rachel

    November 3, 2011 at 1:33 am Reply
  • Pieces of Sunshine

    It looks totally delicious Tricia!

    November 3, 2011 at 4:07 am Reply
  • Lounging with a Latte

    You are such a talented, creative photographer, very magazine worthy!

    November 3, 2011 at 10:24 am Reply
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    November 3, 2011 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Vicki

    I agree with Traci. It is 8:30 in the morning and I want Italian thanks to your stunning photography and delicious recipe!

    November 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm Reply
  • Kristy

    I just thinking about making that last night. Love your photographs of the process!

    November 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm Reply
  • Cozy Little House

    It looks so appetizing, I can only imagine how good it tastes!

    November 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • Sweet Young Journey

    Hi Tricia! I love bruschetta and I'm so glad you posted a recipe, I can't wait to try it! Your photos make it look so delicious!
    By the way, I've eaten way to much candy the last couple of days too! I need to hurry up and get it out of the house fast, lol!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    hugs, Cheryl

    November 4, 2011 at 4:06 am Reply
  • Bring Pretty Back

    Tricia. This is something I could eat anx eat and eat…. Like you the WHOLE loaf of bread!
    Would you believe we get NO Trick or treaters. I widlsh we did! We live in the country and back in the woods so none for us.
    Kinda makes the day a let down for me.
    Thanks again for the recipe!
    Have a pretty day!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:12 am Reply
  • AJ

    Yummie! Beautiful photos and styling!

    November 4, 2011 at 8:00 am Reply
  • Sylvia

    You are right , bruschetta is super delicious and easy to prepare in my opinion …your photos are So appetizing , fresh , filled with colors and basil smell
    Thank you for your visit and your comments are always appreciated .

    November 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet tricia, this is really yummie and beautiful! Your photos are so gorgeous ~ they always make me smile! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    November 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • betty

    your photos are great and the bruschetta looks simply delicious

    November 6, 2011 at 3:04 am Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor

    I love this! It looks so pretty, too.

    November 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • Lynda

    I love bruschetta! Your photos make me want some … now!

    November 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm Reply
  • kerrie of sea cottage

    This is my favorite thing to make in summer…I eat it all summer long beside a good chicken breast romaine salad. I use the tomatoes & herbs from our garden. In winter I like to use sundried tomatoes. Mmmm.

    November 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm Reply
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