Tonight I had Girls Night with one of my bestest friends. I love having such great friends that live so close and I love having an excuse to cook delicious "girl" food that Jack refuses to eat. Thanks Margs for being my guinea pig! Love you. We made Bruchetta, Chicken Salad Cream Puffs, Summer Salad, Chocolate covered Strawberries and Strawberry Shortcake. That's a girls menu if I ever saw one!
My mother in law made this Bruchetta recipe at a family dinner a few weeks ago and I absolutely loved it! I hate onions so I was shocked that it was so good. I knew I had to try it out for myself. I made a few changes to accommodate my own taste buds and I think it turned out amazing.
3 large tomatoes
1 small red onion
3 cloves of minced garlic
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 bundle of cilantro
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder
1 Italian Bread Loaf or Baguette slices
Take the core out of the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes into quarters. Remove seeds with spoon. Finely dice tomatoes.
Combine tomato, onion, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar and cilantro into a large mixing bowl. Mix gently but thoroughly. Salt and Pepper to taste. Refrigerate at least one hour.
Cut Italian Bread Loaf into 1/2 inch think slices. Arrange side my side on baking sheet. Brush tops generously with olive oil. Season lightly with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes- until bread tops are crispy.
Top bread with tomato mixture. Serve immediately.
Food is FUN not just fuel