Summer evening delight.

By: kyoord

Bruschetta is the quintessential summer dish that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Its crispy texture, tangy flavor, and savory undertones make it the perfect snack for those hot summer days. 

This recipe boasts a delectable homemade garlic-infused olive oil that will fill your senses with the mouthwatering aromas of Italy. Consider rubbing garlic onto the toasted bread for extra flavor. Bruschetta is a time-honored Italian classic perfect for impressing your guests at dinner parties. 

If you’re planning a summer cookout or barbecue, grilling the bread slices on a charcoal grill will lend them a smoky, rustic taste. If you’re ever trying to decide what to prepare for a meal, look no further than your backyard. Pick fresh tomatoes and use your pantry staples to whip up the ultimate summer treat.



  • Four tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Two cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Four large tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup basil, thinly sliced
  • Two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • One teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes


  • One large baguette sliced ¼” thick on the bias.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing
  • Two cloves garlic, halved

Method of Preparation:

  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook until lightly golden, 2 to 4 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Toss tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add garlic and oil from the skillet and toss to combine. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush bread on both sides lightly with oil and place on a large baking sheet. Toast bread until golden, 10 to 15 minutes, turning halfway through. Let bread cool for 5 minutes, then rub the tops of the bread with halved garlic cloves.
  4. Spoon tomatoes on top of bread just before serving.

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