Gasper Manno is known for his Neapolitan pizzas at Gasper's Casual Italian Dining/Pizzeria, but today he divulges the recipe for another Italian classic that doesn't require a wood oven: Bruschetta Pasquale.
Yield: 4 servings
3 Plum Tomatoes, diced into ½-inch cubes
1 Fresh Garlic Clove, finely minced
4 Basil Leaves, chopped
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
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8 slices crusty Italian or French bread, cut into ½-inch thick slices
1 Fresh Garlic Clove, cut in half lengthwise
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
What you'll do:
- Pre-heat oven to 375˚F.
- Place bread slices on cookie sheet, place in oven, and toast until bread is golden brown.
- Remove bread from oven, rub with halved garlic clove, and drizzle with olive oil.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the tomato mixture ingredients and lightly toss together to incorporate.
- Spoon tomato mixture over prepared bread, and arrange on platter to serve.