Amy Jean’s Kitchen: Bruschetta (Eat Like a Gilmore)



I was definitely skeptical about this one because I am not a huge

fan of tomatoes. (I love ketchup, but real tomatoes? No thanks! lol)

However, I was actually quite surprised at how good this tasted.

10/10 would recommend! This is a great appetizer for any party!





1 Baguette

4 roma tomatoes, large, diced

¼ cup chopped, fresh basil

5-6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp salt

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 tsp lemon zest




1.) Place oven rack in center position. Preheat oven

to 300 degrees F. Get out a cookie sheet.


2.) Using a serrated knife, slice the baguette into ½ inch slices.

Place each slice on its side, on the cookie sheet. 


3.) Place the cookie sheet in the oven for 15 minutes.

Bread should be toasted and crispy, but not browned. Remove

the pan from the oven and set aside to cool.


4.) In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, vinegar, and

olive oil. Toss ingredients together. 


5.) Add pepper, salt, oregano, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Toss again, just enough to combine. 


6.) Use a spoon to top each baguette slice with a generous

portion of the tomato mixture. Serve. 


Makes about 24 portions, depending on baguette.




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