6-7ripe plum or vine-ripe tomatoesabout 1 ½ lbs, skins & seed removed
1Tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
8fresh basil leaveschopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Bread Chipssee recipe in notes
Bring a pot of water to boil. Remove from heat and drop tomatoes into hot water for 1 minute.
Remove from water and, with sharp knife, peel skin off tomato. It should peel off very easily.
Once the tomatoes are peeled, cut them in quarters and remove the seeds and juice from their centers.
Finely chop tomatoes with a very sharp knife.
In medium bowl, combine tomatoes with garlic, olive oil and vinegar.
Add chopped basil and salt and pepper to taste.
Chill prior to serving.
Place bread chips on dish and drizzle with a little olive oil right before serving.
Set bruschetta mixture in small bowl in center of bread chips. Let each person prepare their own to prevent the bread from getting soggy.
Crispy Bread Chips Ingredients: 1 loaf french bread ¼ cup light olive oil 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning or ½ teaspoon garlic powder Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice bread on the diagonal into ½" thick slices. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and seasoning of your choice. Brush both sides of bread with oil mixture and lay in a single layer on cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 6-8 minutes turning halfway through cooking time. Set on wire rack to cool. Makes approximately 16 bread chips.