Our family is split down the center when it comes to tomatoes – my two boys hate them, my oldest daughter is on the fence (more dislike), and the rest of us LOVES them. Even though half the family doesn’t eat tomatoes, the rest of us enjoy the fresh taste of them. And since I added two tomato plants to our garden, I have an abundance of tomatoes!
These poor tomatoes were sitting on my counter just waiting to be used. I thought about making a pasta sauce, but I decided to make Bruschetta with Tomato and Asiago Parmesan Cheese, which is like a burst of goodness in your mouth. The mix of fresh cool tomatoes, Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread*, and bread is true summertime treat. My two boys don’t know what they’re missing, but that means there’s more for the rest of us! Even my “on the fence” daughter enjoyed eating this.
*This recipe uses my Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread recipe that can be used on crackers, pasta, and veggies. This spread/dip has crushed red pepper flakes and will give this a little bit of zing.
This recipe is one of the easiest ways to use up tomatoes. There’s minimal cooking and the hardest part is cutting the bread, baking it and rubbing garlic on it.
Bruschetta with Tomato and Asiago Parmesan Cheese preparation –
- Slice half a French baguette loaf in 1/2″ slices
- Brush olive on the slices
- Flip the olive oil side down onto a baking sheet
- Bake for 5-6 minutes at 450°F
- Rub garlic on toasted bread
While the bread is toasting, this is the time to prepare the topping.
- chop tomatoes
- Add in fresh basil, Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread, kosher salt and a dash of olive oil.
So easy! In about 20 – 25 minutes, you have an awesome appetizer or snack. Yumminess!
How do you like to use your fresh tomatoes?
Bruschetta with Tomato and Asiago Parmesan Cheese
|Prep time||25 minutes|
|Cook time||6 minutes|
|Total time||31 minutes|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack|
|Misc||Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
- 2 tablespoons Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread*
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves (thinly sliced)
- 1/2 Loaf French Baguette (cut to 1/2)
- 1/4 cup olive oil (reserve 1/2 tsp. to add into tomato mix)
- 1 clove garlic (cut in half)
Balsamic vinegar can be added to this if you prefer a tangy flavor.
*Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread Recipe can be found HERE.
|Place the oven rack to the top position. Pre-heat oven to 450ºF.|
|Reserve 1/2 tsp. of olive oil for the tomato topping. |
Slice half of the French baguette into 1/2" slices. Brush with olive oil. Place olive oil side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 - 6 minutes on the top rack or until the bread is lightly toasted.
|When the bread is toasted, cut a clove of garlic in half. Rub garlic on the olive oil side of bread. Set toast aside.|
|Cut tomatoes in half and remove seeds. Chop to make one cup of chopped tomatoes and add to a small bowl. Add in Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread, kosher salt, and olive oil. Mix.|
|Thinly slice 4-5 basil leaves and add to the tomato mix. Let the mix marinate for 15 minutes. Serve mix on toast.|
This looks great!!! Yum! A must pin! I am featuring your recipe today on the blog P3Party! Have a great weekend!
Looks yummy. Visiting from the Snickerdoodle Sunday link party.
My husband is like your boys…..he HATES tomatoes! I on the other hand love them and could eat them everyday, so I’m pinning this for sure. This looks like such a tasty snack (and your photos are gorgeous, by the way)!
Yumm, looks delicious! Saying hello from Share the Wealth Sunday! 🙂
This is my kind of recipe and your pictures make it look even more delicious. I’m pinning because I definitely plan to try this out soon!!! I’d love for you to share this at the party that I co-host, Share The Wealth Sunday! We go live Saturdays at 7pm (www.funmoneymom.com)
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This looks delicious, Erlene! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #SundaysDownUnder linky party! I’ve pinned and stumbled your post.
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I’m on the “love tomatoes” side, especially when they are fresh and I love bruschetta, too. This looks scrumptious to me. Pinning, for sure!
My family is like yours with the tomatoes..My daughter and I could eat it fresh but hubs and the other daughter don’t care too much or at all. The one has been a anting me to plant some but I could never remember to buy the plant or seeds.
The recipe looks summery and tasty for real. I have often wondered how these were made – never thought to do a Google search. Thanks, pinning!
Looks Delicious Erlene! I’m a big brushchetta fan…I’ve never tried it with asiago cheese. I must make. #MerryMonday
This looks delicious, Erlene! What a tasty use of the tomatoes you’ve grown. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!
Even though I am like your boys and do not care for Tomatoes this does not look to bad at all. I might have to try it out.
What a great recipe Erlene! Mouthwatering! Pinned and shared the love today!
Hi Earlene, thank you for sharing your roundup of tomato recipes on Friday Features his week, they all looked so good. I have yet to try this Italian treat.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Oh my goodness I am totally drooling!! Definitely love me some bruschetta!! 🙂
This looks fantastic! We love both tomatoes and Bruschetta at our house so this sounds like a real treat. Thanks for sharing 🙂
oh my this looks devine. I love summer time because it has so many fresh flavors. Flavors that go together to make delicious dishes like this
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This looks so good Erlene!!! I already pinned the recipe:). My kids are split down the middle with tomatoes too. I would love if you could share this at my link party I share with some blogging friends. It starts tonight at 7 CST.