Crusty Bruschetta


This is a delicious way to enjoy the fresh garden tomatoes that are available at Farmer's Markets or your own garden this time of year. Rhodes French Crusty Rolls with their light, crispy exterior and tender interior are the perfect vehicle for homegrown tomatoes. We cut the rolls in half so that the juices don't leak onto your hand like most bruschetta recipes

Skill: Beginning Prep Time: 15 Bake Time: 5 Servings: 6



Ingredients:

12 Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ French Crusty Rolls
olive oil, for brushing
2 pounds heirloom or roma tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
8 large fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


Directions:

Place rolls on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Slice rolls in half. Brush cut side with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Broil on high for 2 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Dice tomatoes and place in a serving bowl. Add vinegar, olive oil, basil and garlic. Mix gently. Salt and pepper to taste. Place a serving spoon in the tomato mixture and allow each individual to spoon the tomatoes onto the rolls when serving.