Some of the best foods are those that are fresh, simple, and light. This Bruschetta with Garlic Crostini is a perfect example of how simple flavors can pack a powerful punch.
The base of this recipe is rather simple however there is a secret ingredient that not everyone knows about: BALSAMIC!!!
Balsamic adds a little oomph that is not particularly identifiable if you are not expecting it. It just rounds out all the perfect little flavors in this dish and will make your bruschetta a crowd favorite!
I also LOVE to add some balsamic glaze on top at the end like you see in the pictures. SO GOOD. Learn how to make your own balsamic glaze in just 15 minutes here.
I love to use my chopper when I need to chop a lot of vegetables, and this is a perfect example. The choppers can make the process so much faster and everything is a uniform cut. Check out this spring loaded one or this motorized one that also has an immersion blender attachment and you will be saving yourself so much time in the kitchen!
This is definitely best served chilled. The longer it sits, the salt will draw out more moisture from the tomatoes and it may get a little soupy. I like to use that juice to help soften the hard bread so that it does not destroy my mouth.
However, if you find there is too much liquid, you can easily drain some. Just keep in mind you are losing some of the balsamic flavor that has not been absorbed! I also love to sprinkle some fresh Parmesan cheese on top.