This fall I attended an event at the Miele Experience Centre in Vaughan, Ontario, where the Miele chefs gave us many kitchen tips and taught us how to make delicious, classic dishes, like tomato bruschetta.
The event was part of the Kitchen Stuff Plus and Henckels & Staub combined product knowledge day on the functions of the various knife offerings. Making bruschetta using the sharpest and most appropriate knives for the job was an absolute delight.
It seems strange to post a recipe that calls for fresh tomatoes in the middle of the winter, but I think this is the time of year we start to crave a variety of fresh vegetables! I made this tomato bruschetta recipe twice this past week and used plum or Roma tomatoes, which are often what I reach for this time of year. They’re firmer and redder than other tomatoes and last longer in recipes. They’re your best bet for serving the freshest tomato bruschetta!
Here’s the recipe, from the Miele Test Kitchen, for the delicious tomato bruschetta we made.
4 Roma tomatoes, sliced and diced
1 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh oregano, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 baguette, thinly sliced
Brush the baguette slices with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place on a tray and bake in a preheated oven at 375 F for about 10 minutes, until toasted. Set aside until ready to use.
To make the topping, mix together the tomatoes, lemon juice, fresh oregano and a splash of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate for a few minutes.
To assemble, spread a generous amount of the tomato mixture on each piece of crostini. Garnish with more fresh oregano leaves.
Keep your knives sharpened, so that you can slice veggies at any time, quickly
Hull the tomatoes or leave the seeds in, depending on preference
Use un-toasted baguette slices if you don’t have time or don’t know how many slices you need; omit the olive oil and salt if not toasting
Use basil or thyme or any fresh herbs, instead of oregano
Use balsamic vinegar instead of the lemon juice
How do you make your favorite bruschetta? I hope you try this delicious version!Email This Post