Bruschetta for a Fiesta!

Friday.  Finally.  This week was soooo long and crazy.  By the end of the day on Friday I was so ready to be done and even more ready to celebrate my friend Jen and her fiance at her housewarming/engagement party!  There were sooo many things I wanted to make and bring with me to this party, but I had about 45 minutes between getting home from work to freshen up, grab a bottle of wine, and make a from scratch snack.  Luckily, I’d planned ahead and had thrown together a quick no knead baguette the night before, so when I got home from work, all I needed to do was whip up a super simple but delicious bruschetta.


Fresh roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, diced red onion, and salt…


…all mixed together with a touch of some really good olive oil (like our wedding oil from Podere Vallari) and some really good balsamic vinegar.


With a couple of slices of the no knead baguette,


and we have a super simple, but super fresh, light, and delicious bruschetta!  I made these for Dan and I to taste test.  Toasting the bread would be even better- but I was on a time crunch!


Then it was ready for transport to the party (packaged for transport so the bread wouldn’t get all soggy) and also ready for Angie’s Fiesta Friday for her awesome blog, The Novice Gardener!


The party was super fun with lots of food, wine, laughs with the bride to be and her fiance in their beautiful new apartment, and one of my favorite-est people on the planet Susan!  And a pretty impressive photo bomb by Juanita 🙂


  • 1 baguette (store bought or a no knead baguette)
  • 10 roma tomoatoes
  • 8-10 medium to large basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of diced red onion
  • kosher salt to taste
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

Dice roma tomatoes, mince basil leaves, mince garlic, dice red onion and toss together in a bowl.  Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt (to taste) and then drizzle teaspoon or two of olive oil and teaspoon or two of balsamic vinegar, to taste.  Mix well and top on baguette slices.

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