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|
Bruschetta with Tomato and Asiago Parmesan Cheese. A simple snack or appetizer using fresh tomatoes.
- 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.|