Bruschetta

very very good
Bruschetta
Bruschetta

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    Box texas toast (6-8; Kroger is great)

  • 10

    Medium Roma (any tomato ok; Romato are the meatiess)

  • 1

    Bunch Fresh Basil

  • 1

    Bunch Green Onions

  • 3

    Garlic Cloves

  • 2

    Small cans Sliced Black Olives

  • 1

    8oz. Package Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

  • 1/4

    Cup Olive Oil

  • 1

    Lemon

Directions

2-3 Hours before appetizers are to be served, make tomato topping. Cut tomatoes in half; remove and discard seeds; dice remaining in small pieces; Wash and dry Basil; Roll tightly, then cut thin pieces; divide in 1/2 saving 1/2 for topping at end of preparation; Wash and thinly slice green onions; Peel and mince garlic; Drain olives well; discard juice Zest lemon saving with 1/2 of the basil for final prep; (ok to omit if not on hand) Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to suit taste Place all these ingredients except lemon zest and 1/2 of the basil in large (glass) mixing bowl, add olive oil and mix gently not to mash the tomatoes; allow to sit wiwth saran 2-3 hours at room temp; stir mixture freguently; 1 hour prior to serving, pre heat oven per directions on Texas Toast. Cut toast pieces in half and place on the cookie sheet (good thick sheet , thin ones will cook toast to (fast); cook both sides until just golden (you will be cooking them later with the topping so don't overcook) Allow toast to stand about 15 minutes once baked off; Drain tomatoes mixture in a strainer, discard juices; Add remaining 1/2 of basil,basil, lemon zest if using and the mozzarella cheese; Top each piece of toast with mixture; return to oven watching closely; cook till cheese is melted Serve and enjoy Hint:Recipe will make 12-16 servings depending on number of toasts in package. Recipe is easily doubled; don't worry about leftover tomatoe topping, save, refrigerte and use for pasta at aater time. (Don't cook, but bring back to room temp and pour over hot pasta)

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