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{SimpleHospitality, Day 12} Easy Bruschetta Appetizer

Simple, quick and delicious bruschetta recipe
I love serving bruschetta to guests.  It is simple, elegant, tasty and even kid friendly if I restrain myself on the garlic. And although it makes a fabulous appetizer, it can also be a lovely lunch when served with a Caesar salad.

In a bowl, combine:
  • 3 large fresh tomatoes, diced
  • one bell pepper, diced
  • one small onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic,minced
  • one handful of fresh herbs such as  basil, oregano and parsley
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and plenty of fresh ground black pepper
Let this mixture sit for at least half an hour to give the flavours a chance to mingle.

Lightly toast slices of a good homemade or artisan bread in a toaster and lay out on a baking pan.

Put your topping mixture on bread and add some sliced mozzarella cheese.

Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is  melted.  Serve while still warm if you can.

Make ahead tips: 
  • Before guests arrive, mix your topping, toast bread and arrange on baking pans, and slice your cheese.
  • Pile on the topping and cheese after guests arrive to keep bread from getting soggy, and then pop under the broiler for a couple minutes. (but keep a close eye on it so that it doesn't burn!!!)

This is day 12 in a series about simple hospitality.  Click here to see more.

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  1. Great recipe! easy and delicious

  2. looks yummy! we just might be having this with our dinner:)


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