August 31, 2009

Easy Cooking: Bruschetta



I don't enjoy cooking. But I enjoy eating, so I am always on the lookout for recipes which require little effort but offer the illusion of creating something gourmet. A few weeks ago, before vacation, a co-worker brought some fresh tomatoes in to share. The most appealing ones to me were the Roma tomatoes. When I asked her what I should make with them, she suggested bruschetta.
I have heard this word before, but didn't realize it was made of tomatoes. I thought it was a type of bread that you dip in other things. That's essentially what it is, but since the main ingredient in bruschetta is tomatoes, this dish contains bread and vegetables, which means this can be an appetizer for a party or a light meal.
Here's the recipe I used, along with some tips I had to learn along the way.