Tomato Basil Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Goat cheese is a delicious addition to this bruschetta. If you have access to it, I highly recommend using the goat cheese that Costco carries — so smooth and delicious!

ingredients

2 cups of diced fresh ripe tomatoes (about 4 tomatoes)
1/2 cup fresh basil torn or cut into small pieces
2 cloves fresh garlic crushed
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
salt and pepper to taste
6 oz goat cheese, room temperature so it’s nice and soft
1 baguette 
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Reggiano 

instructions

  1. Dice tomatoes and place in medium sized bowl. Tear or cut up basil and add to tomatoes in bowl. Drizzle with garlic olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently to combine. Let sit for 30 minutes or up to two hours.
  2. Lightly toast baguette slices under the broiler. Watch carefully as it only takes a couple of minutes.
  3. When baguette slices are toasted and still warm, spread with goat cheese.
  4. Top cheese toasts with tomato basil mixture. Finish with some freshly grated Parmesan and enjoy. Then enjoy another.

yields

12-14 pieces

source

Easy on the Cook

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