The Best Bruschetta
All that I love…On a piece (or two) of bread.
You can’t imagine anything better can you? This is the easiest side to make and it literally goes with any meal. And if you’re staying away from big bad bread that’s fine. You can have this in a salad, as a salad, however you like. But it’s totes good on bread. Come on, you know it’s true.Especially when it comes out of the oven all warm and delicious. It like screams at you to top it with something. Anything! Or leave it plain and just stare at it all by its lonesome (enter sad face emoji here). I purchase organic Italian bread from WholeFoods. I either get it sliced or I just slice it myself. I don’t know about you but I’ve had some terrible, crappy bruschetta in my day. I know that may sound hard to believe but some places just put way to much oil in it then it just tastes like oil with maybe a hint of tomatoes. I like things full of flavor all whilst keeping its nutritional value, not the opposite. Who wants to drink a cup of oil straight anyway. Gross! (Hey but if that’s your thing…)Since tomatoes are trending on here let’s get the 411 on them. This nutrient dense superfood is something we all should definitely be eating more of. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, C and folic acid. They are seriously loaded with antioxidants such as Lycopene. Did you know even when cooked the levels of Lycopene go up! Eating fruits and veggies overall will help fight against free radicals and can help prevent disease. Check out the tomato rollin’ deep in nutrients? (Go Tomato) How awesome right!But I owe this recipe to my hubs. He hooks it up. I’m not really that good at chopping up tomatoes. Anyone else have that issue? They never come out looking perfectly square, usually just a mushy hot mess. hahaha
Mother Earth always leaves me amazed at all it has to offer. I’m always grateful for that. Real, whole foods are the way to go.
4 tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp basil flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
salt/pepper to taste
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1 loaf Italian bread, sliced thick
1/4 c coconut butter
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl (except bread).
- Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Melt butter and add the same ingredients to the butter as you did the tomatoes.
- Spread butter mixture across bread slices and slightly drizzle each piece with extra virgin olive oil.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Top toasted bread with Bruschetta.