(Yellow) Bruschetta

Last night, I ruined Chris’s beloved baguettes.

Sounds cruel, doesn’t it? It wasn’t meant to be. I was simply trying to use up the cool yellow tomato that my CSA gave me last week.

“So you ruined a baguette with a tomato”, you ask? Yep, sure did.

Enter: Bruschetta. Chris’s culinary nemesis, he is not a big fan of raw tomatoes. Ironic considering that he loves salsa. What an amazing transformation tomatoes can make when we cook them!

This bruschetta was very tasty, although I think red plum tomatoes might have suited it better. I also would have liked more olive oil in the bruschetta, but I was trying to cook something that I wouldn’t feel bad about eating. What a delicate balance that can be!

Here you have it, Yellow Bruschetta!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large yellow tomato
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 loaves French Bread
  • olive oil spray

Directions:

  • Parboil the tomato for one minute in boiling water that has just been removed from the burner, then drain.
  • Using a sharp small knife, remove the skins of the tomato.
  • Once the tomato is peeled, cut it into small pieces, discarding the stem area. 
  • As you chop the tomato, place it in a strainer to drain off the excess juice.
  • Pre-heat oven to broil.
  • Combine garlic, 1 tsp olive oil, vinegar, chopped basil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Gently mix in the tomato, then adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice the baguette on a diagonal into thin slices about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Lightly spray both sides of the bread with olive oil spray.
  • Place on a baking sheet and toast on the top rack until one side is lightly browned.
  • Flip the bread and continue toasting until the second side is lightly browned.
  • Arrange the baguette slices on a serving platter and place some topping on each slice of bread. (Make sure to top immediately before serving to prevent the bread from getting soggy.) 

Servings ~ 8
Calories ~ 211, Fat ~ 3 g, Carbohydrates ~ 39 g, Protein ~ 6 g

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