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I have to tell you guys, I am so impressed myself. Over Mother Day’s weekend, we planted our very first vegetable garden. I never thought that this garden would flourish (it’s only 2×2 mind you!). I thought we would get a few things and call it a “harvest.”
Boy, was I wrong. The tomatoes shot up and the cucumbers crawled all over the deck. I have given up on containing them and I am just letting them do their thing. Which means we have a lot of cucumbers and tomatoes right now.
Sure, I can throw the cherry tomatoes into a salad but one can only eat so much salad. So I have been making other things like Garden Fresh Bruschetta.
Garden Fresh Bruschetta
This garden fresh bruschetta has a little twist! Yes, there are cucumbers in there (I had to use them up!) and I am glad I made that decision to add them. They give a pop of color and a little crunch to your traditional Bruschetta.
To make your own Garden Fresh Bruschetta, you will need:
- 2 cups of fresh diced tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes)
- 1 medium-large sized cucumber
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped fine*
- 2 tablespoons Capatriti EVOO*
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper (or to taste)
*Check out my trick below for basil olive oil!
Start by dicing your tomatoes into small pieces. If using cherry tomatoes, you will want to quarter them.
Mix all the ingredients and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Even better? Let sit in the fridge overnight!
This Garden Fresh Bruschetta is super easy to make but I am going to let you in on a little secret. Not only are we growing our own tomatoes and cucumbers, we are also growing herbs so I have a ton of basil on hand! So it doesn’t go bad, I make a basil infused olive oil and freeze in ice cube trays!
When you have a bunch of Basil ready on your plant, go ahead and clip it off! Make sure you remove the stems.
Add the basil leaves into a food processor and cover with EVOO.
Pulse until you have a fine puree of basil and EVOO.
Freeze in ice cube trays. Each tray is the equivalent of one tablespoon. Pull out of the freezer when needed! You can use this to cook chicken or make your own Garden Fresh Bruschetta!
- 20-24 oz fresh tomatoes diced small
- 1 medium-large sized cucumber
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ cup fresh basil chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons Capatriti Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon each salt & pepper, or to taste
- Dice tomatoes about ¼".
- Mix all ingredients and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour (overnight is even better!).
- Serve over a toasted baguette, cracker, or breadstick!
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