This is a great garlicky bruschetta recipe. Serve it on slices of French bread. It's a wonderful accompaniment to tomato pastas.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes, dried basil, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, seasoning salt and ground black pepper. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

47 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 1.5g 1% DV; fat 4.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 2.2mg 1% DV; sodium 39.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2007
Very Nice, BUT... here's what I added/changed: Balsamic Vinegar 2 cloves Roasted Garlic (not raw) Fresh diced Basil (more) Vidalia diced Onion(sweet) Since Parmesan is very strong, I halved the amount and used ONLY freshly grated Aged Parmigiano Reggiano Parmesan and the other half I used Freshly grated Pecorino Romano. On the bread I: Quickly toasted the bread on high heat on each side for 90 seconds (this gives you a very nice texture of crispy outside with a pliable inside (which keeps the toast from "shattering" when bitten. Plus the bread still has a nice flavor. And Most Important: Use San Marzano Tomantoes instead of Romas... they have much more flavor and are Sweeter than romas. This really gets your taste buds going with the contradictions of flavors. If you can grow and use them from your garden, Even better! If you want mini pizzas: do the MooseArella thingy. I have read many variations and all are very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2003
Recipe is oily and the cheese is too much for the amount of tomatoes used. I suggest adding the ingredients in partial amounts so as to find a consistency that mets your tastes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2007
Very Nice, BUT... here's what I added/changed: Balsamic Vinegar 2 cloves Roasted Garlic (not raw) Fresh diced Basil (more) Vidalia diced Onion(sweet) Since Parmesan is very strong, I halved the amount and used ONLY freshly grated Aged Parmigiano Reggiano Parmesan and the other half I used Freshly grated Pecorino Romano. On the bread I: Quickly toasted the bread on high heat on each side for 90 seconds (this gives you a very nice texture of crispy outside with a pliable inside (which keeps the toast from "shattering" when bitten. Plus the bread still has a nice flavor. And Most Important: Use San Marzano Tomantoes instead of Romas... they have much more flavor and are Sweeter than romas. This really gets your taste buds going with the contradictions of flavors. If you can grow and use them from your garden, Even better! If you want mini pizzas: do the MooseArella thingy. I have read many variations and all are very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2003
It was definitely missing something, so I did what someone else suggested and added maybe a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, and I used fresh basil, instead of dried. I also added some freshly diced onion for a little kick, and it was perfect. Also, I would let it set out for a bit after refrigeration, and serve it on garlic bread... wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
Fantastic!! Restaurant quality! I should have doubled the recipe. I followed other reviewers' suggestions and added balsamic vinagar. I put the ingrediants on freshly made italian herb bread and toasted it in the oven at 350 degrees for maybe fifteen minutes. I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
This is delicious & tastes better the longer you let it sit in the fridge. I tasted it & although it was very delicious wanted to add my own special "touch" to it. So I added a splash of Balsamic Vinegar some red pepper flakes salt & freshly ground black pepper. We used fresh basil & may consider adding some onion next time. This is a great basic recipe that you can customize to your desire. You can add fresh herbs (oregano parsley rosemary etc.) different cheeses (Romano Asiago) etc. Have fun with it. Enjoy on a crusty baguette. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2006
When I made this I took a loaf of French bread and sliced it lengthwise brushed a little olive oil on it and toasted it for just a few minutes. Then I added the bruschetta mixture and put it back in the oven for around 10 minutes. I think I'll sprinkle a little mozzarella over it next time but this was still great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2014
I love this site but get disgusted with people who totally change the recipes. Submit your own! AND the food snobs who say "only use FRESH this" or "only the best that". Good grief people! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
I have to be honest I didn't even get to taste this...I made it for a party of 70 and put it out...by the time I turned around it was all wiped out so I'm guessing everyone loved it. I cut French bread into rounds brushed with olive oil and toasted in oven for 10 mins at 350. Bruschetta was added right before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
Definently a great bruschetta recipe! I think next time I try I will follow previous reviewers suggestions and add a little more onion (I only added a tiny bit) and a splash of balsamic vinegar to give it a little more flavor. I toasted the baguette at 350 for about 5 min. and then topped it with the mixture and stuck it back in there for about 3 more min. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a total hit at my girls party this weekend! I used all fresh ingredients and added some chopped cilantro and some chopped purple onion. I used shredded parmesan which made the consistency really good! I minced the garlic up really good to make it a paste before I added it then I let it sit overnight like the recipe said. I piled it on bite site bagette slices and broiled until the edges of the bread were toasted instead of just serving cold. My friends couldn't get enough! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2003
Recipe is oily and the cheese is too much for the amount of tomatoes used. I suggest adding the ingredients in partial amounts so as to find a consistency that mets your tastes. Read More
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