Tuesday, August 23, 2011

heirloom tomato bruschetta

heirloom tomato bruschetta

in my last post i clearly professed my love for tomatoes - so there really is no need to go on about it here

straight forward bruschetta is the best

made prettier with yellow & not quite red, not quite pink tomatoes

as my cousin put it best the other night
"these totally taste like summer" -sam

and i couldn't agree with her more

heirloom tomato bruschetta

one of the best things using super fresh items is that you don't need many ingredients to make a truly outstanding food that your friends will rave about

heirloom tomato bruschettaheirloom tomato bruschetta

heirloom tomato bruschetta

above is my girl brandywine - she is the perfectly imperfect girl of the summer

her cracks and lines make her even more beautiful - telling her summer story to those willing to listen

some people have a fear of an imperfect tomato - they are so use to the perfect looking grocery store tomato

those people don't know what they are missing

heirloom tomato bruschettaheirloom tomato bruschetta
tomato i *heart* you
i am going to really miss you in a month or so

heirloom tomato bruschetta

a small baguette is dressed with olive oil & balsamic vinegar before going under the broiler for a quick tan

heirloom tomato bruschetta

nice and golden around the edges, but still a little soft on the underside

heirloom tomato bruschetta

basil, tomatoes and a bit of fleur de sel

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta
makes 15 bruschetta

you will need:
  • 1 small baguette sliced into 15 pieces, medium thickness
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes - diced/chopped small enough to stay on the crostini
  • fleur de sel
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • spread baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet
  • spray or drizzle with olive oil
  • drizzle with balsamic
  • broil on low until edges are golden brown
  • top with basil & tomatoes
  • sprinkle with fleur de sel



  1. Oh my... your photos are simply gorgeous. One of my favorite things about summer time is a beautiful, fresh, juicy tomato. I, too, will be sad in a month or so when they aren't available in abundance. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Love the colors and placement on the bruschetta!

  3. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable.
    I really enjoyed reading this post. big fan, thank you!


Thanks for stopping by - your comments make my day!