Isn’t it peculiar how as the months become warmer our stomachs somehow know that it is no longer needed to eat warm foods? Okay, so maybe this is just me. All I know is that whatever the temperature is outside, I want the opposite type of food.
Cool weather = hot food
Warm weather = cold food
In fact, during the summer months I’m pretty sure I could just live off of fresh fruit and tomatoes. Especially Jersey tomatoes!
My favorite way to eat tomatoes is A.) A tomato sandwich, which I will have to demonstrate at a later time. And B.) Bruschetta
Best Ever Bruschetta, 2 Pts+ per piece
Yield 13 servings
You will need:
•4-5 medium tomatoes
•1-2 cloves of garlic
•1 TBS olive oil
•2 TBS red onion
•About ¼ cup basil
•1 tsp balsamic vinegar
•pinch salt and pepper
1.) Begin by washing and dicing tomatoes and put in a large bowl.
2.) Mince garlic and onion and add to tomatoes.
3.) Chiffonade basil by layering all the pieces on top of each other,then rolling the pieces tightly. Make small slices so that basil looks like thin ribbons.
4.) Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
4.) Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow ingredients to meld and become even more delicious!
To me, bruschetta is the perfect warm weather food. It is juicy, full of flavor and can be quite filling. And the best part is you can eat it with bread or use it as a topping for a salad, chicken,fish…cereal, oatmeal, ice cream. Okay, fine I got a little carried away. My point is, bruschetta is amazing.
And I realize that this is a pretty well known recipe but everyone has their own take on things and this is mine. And who knows, maybe this will inspire you to make your own!