Thursday, June 30, 2011

They'll be begging for more (aka: Tomato Bruschetta)

Happy Thursday!

It's summertime and that means - tomatoes are a'plenty!  Tomatoes contain Vitamin C and Lycopene (a potential agent for lowering the risk of both macular degeneration and several types of cancer), making it one of our power foods.

There are so many ways to eat tomatoes.  Never mind the boring sliced tomato in your sandwich or even the little guys in your salad, this recipe will rekindle your love for ole red.

Need something to take to a potluck?  4th of July Bar-B-Que?  Want to impress your significant other?  Tomato Bruschetta is a hands down winner. Seriously, you can't go wrong.  You can find this Whole Foods Market recipe here.

I pretty much follow the recipe except I don't use a whole red onion (too much for me) and I use way more basil and Italian parsley than it calls for.  You MUST use fresh herbs.  I made this recipe once using bottled herbs and it makes a huge difference.  Plus, there's nothing like fresh basil.  Mmmm...

In the event you have some leftovers (it keeps really well for a couple days) it's delicious in a salad.  Just cut up your favorite greens, add some nuts, avocado and top with bruschetta.  It's a winner!!



  1. Where are you finding good tomatoes this time of year?

  2. Hey Heather,

    Ya, the good stuff hasn't come out yet but I found some decent Romas at Market of Choice. We (my husband) planted a bunch of tomato plants so we'll be overflowing soon. I'll share. :)