Appetizer / Recipes

Two Toned Garlic-y Bruschetta

09.22.14

Let’s use ALL the tomatoes while they’re still good! two tone bruschetta-7

The funny thing about this is: I. don’t. even. like. tomatoes.  I know, I know, it’s a travesty.  You’re all going to cry yourselves to sleep at night now.  The world just might end.  No, I definitely do NOT have a flair for dramatics, why do you ask? two tone bruschetta-2 two tone bruschetta-6

LIKE THEY’RE SO PRETTY WHY CAN’T I JUST LIKE THEM?!

I don’t know why I don’t like them but I’ve just never gotten on board.  Like I can’t bring myself to sprinkle one with salt or balsamic and just eat it.  I’m weird, I know.  Can someone just fix whatever tastebud I need fixed so that I can enjoy biting into one of these babies?  No?  Is it a lost cause?  Am I rambling?  Are you even here anymore? bruschetta 2

Let me tell you what I DO love: bruschetta.  I will DEFF hop on board for some bruschetta.  Especially with all the garlic.  Nom.

To be honest, most of the appeal comes from the crispy, toasty, crunchy bread.  I’ll be all over that all day errEday.  Don’t act surprised… I may have been quoted at one point in my life as saying, “when it comes to bread – I put the D in Diva.”  No, I do not know what that means.  And no, I do not believe I was intoxicated when I said that.  Please speak with my college roomies (LJ & Brittyboo) for further comment.   two tone bruschetta

  Dat bread doe.

Wanna know a secret?  You should definitely toast your bread and then RUB it with a garlic clove.  oh yes.  oh yes, you should.  The only reason I didn’t was because I wasn’t thinking clearly.  (I was intoxicated… Just kidding.  Kind of.  WINE FOR EVERYONE).

Hey look, we’re back on track! bruschetta

 Cannnnn I just put that bruschetta topping on everything?  THE COLORS.  It’s so pretty.  I want it on chicken. and sweet potatoes.  and ice crea-  wait what? ummmm.  things just got a little weird. two tone bruschetta-3

Lets make this together and forget about this entire post that makes zero sense.  And then I will eat it all because um HAVE YOU SEEN THE COLORS?  THE BREAD?  THE GARLIC?    two tone bruschetta-5

Two Tone Bruschetta
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 red heirloom tomato
  • 1 yellow heirloom tomato
  • 1 loaf french bread (or your bread of choice - I used a country loaf)
  • ⅛ cup extra virgin olive oil + more for brushing
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • basil (approximately 6 leaves)
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Remove the seeds, dice the tomatoes, and set aside in a bowl. Finely mince the garlic cloves and throw into the bowl of tomatoes (if you don't actually throw it, you're just not doing it right...). Pour olive oil into the bowl and mix ingredients together. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cut bread into slices, lay slices flat on a baking sheet, and brush tops with olive oil. Toast for 5 minutes (until the bread turns golden on top).
  4. Spoon the tomato mixture onto the tops of the slices and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 1391 Fat: 35g Saturated fat: 6g Unsaturated fat: 27g Carbohydrates: 226g Sugar: 13g Sodium: 2109mg Fiber: 15g Protein: 49g
two tone bruschetta-4 FINE.  You can have one slice.

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  • Yo Mama

    love love love this post!!! so creative and funny….and amazing photography talent! you must get it from yo mama…. hehe love you

    • msashleyrenee

      Aww thanks mom! I love you!!