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This bruschetta is refreshing and light. It packs a solid garlic punch, with bursts of basil, garlic, and tomato.
Serve on toasted crusty bread, sturdy crackers, or as a topper to your favourite hummus!
We made a balsamic reduction to drizzle over the bruschetta, but I found this bruschetta to be completely delicious on its own. If you're pressed for time, you can skip making a reduction and just add a splash of the balsamic vinegar straight to the bruschetta, or omit it completely.
Double-Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction
▸ ▹ Vegan, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free
Yield: 2 - 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 20 min
1½ cup (225 g) cherry tomatoes , cut into quarters
½ cup (15 g) fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
¼ cup (25 g) sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
½ Tbsp (5 g) capers, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp (4 g) onion powder
1 tsp (5 mL) oil from the sun-dried tomato jar (or substitute olive oil)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
½ cup (120 mL) balsamic vinegar*
Optional Grilled Toasts
1 loaf whole wheat French bread (GF bread if desired), cut into rounds
1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil from sun-dried tomato jar (or substitute with olive oil)
Combine the chopped tomatoes, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix to combine and set aside to allow the flavours to meld.
While the bruschetta is resting, make the balsamic reduction* by pouring the balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced by about a quarter (about 5 - 10 minutes), then remove from the stove.
For the grilled toasts, brush both sides of the bread rounds with the sun-dried tomato oil and toast on a frying pan on high heat, or in the oven on broil, until the edges are golden.
Top the tomato mixture on your toasted bread, and enjoy!
* If you're short on time, mix 1 - 2 Tbsp (5 - 10 mL) balsamic vinegar in the bruschetta instead of making a reduction.
Storage: the bruschetta will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The balsamic reduction can be kept at room temperature for up to a week. Toasts are best eaten same day or stored for no more than 24 hours.
Variations: add green onions or red onion instead of the onion powder, or try with roasted garlic.
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