Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Julie and Julia Made Me Do It

If you have seen Julie and Julia, you will understand why I needed to make and eat bruschetta tonight. The sound of the crunchy bread and the image of the tomatoes was beautifully filmed. Bruschetta was also the perfect dish to make on hot days like this.

Ingredients purchased at Whole Foods

Mini French Baguette - $1.29 each
Campari Tomatoes - $3.99 a box
Olive oil - $3.49 for 16.5 oz bottle
Sea Salt - free from previous purchase
Pepper - free from previous purchase
Basil - $2.99 a pack
Garlic - $0.50 a bulb
Lemon - $0.50 each

Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil into a glass bowl. Mince one clove of garlic and place into oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Clean 8 campari tomatoes and cut into 3/4 inch pieces. Chiffonade ten large leaves of basil. Add tomatoes and basil to bowl. Mix all together and refridgerate for 1/2 an hour. Slice baguette into 1/2 inch slices. Toast in convention oven at 300 for 8 minutes. Alow to cool slightly and then run a clove of garlic against the bread. Top slice of bread with tomato mixture. Drizzle with olive oil, spritz with some lemon juice, and lightly salt. Enjoy.

This dish cost me less than $10 to make and served three people. You can serve a lot more people if you buy a bigger baguette. I have some tomatoes and lots of basil and garlic left.

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