by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , , , , , ,

A simple snack or appetizer using 4 amazing ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, basil & olive oil! I love making bruschetta during the summer using my homegrown basil leaves & my dad's homegrown tomatoes! Recipe below. 


Time: 15 mins + 1 hour refrigeration time, serves 2


  • 4-5 plum tomatoes (or quantity of whatever tomatoes you prefer!)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped basil leaves (I grow the fine-leaf basil so I used more whole leaves)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine seasalt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 baguette sliced diagonally for serving


  1. Dice the tomatoes or just chop them into bite-sized pieces. Put them in a bowl.
  2. Add the chopped basil & garlic.  drizzle the olive oil over the mixture then sprinkle on the salt & black pepper. 
  3. Cover the bowl with clear plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour so the flavors incorporate.
  4. Spoon the mixture onto piece of lightly toasted baguette & enjoy!