When I think of bruschetta I think toasted bread, a tomato slice, basil, and mozzarella. The Spanish has another take on it and it’s just as delicious. Most versions that I found simply rub toasted bread with the tomato flesh to soften it and serve with other dishes. I did a slightly different version that is also common. A fresh baguette, fresh tomatoes and garlic are all you need for this delicious appetizer.
2 roma tomatoes
2 gloves of garlic
salt to taste
Slice baguette into 1-inch pieces. Toast at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes until golden.
Halve tomatoes and place into food processor or blender. Dice garlic and add into blender.
Add in salt. Pulse until the tomato is in small pieces but not pulverized.
Scope tomato mixture onto toast and serve.
If you wanted you could add some manchego cheese or a bit of goat cheese to the bread for added flavor.
I made these for a tapas party that you can read about Friday over at Arkansas Women Bloggers.
Have you ever made any Spanish dishes before, or made a delicious tapas plate?