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Chuck's Favorite Basil and Tomato Bruschetta

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

1 tsp. capers (optional) drained

6 tomatoes, ends removed, rough chopped, (if very juicy, drain)

4-6 cloves garlic, chopped

¼ c fresh basil, rough chopped, stems removed

Approximately ¼ cup Flying Olive's Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 thin slices grainy bread/baguette

½ cup grated cheese of choice

Salt & freshly ground black pepper (opt)

Directions:

Brush both sides of bread slices with Basil EVOO. Place in broiler and toast for 2-4 mins each side. Watch carefully. While bread is toasting, place the capers, tomatoes, garlic, & basil in a blender, and pulse about 10 times until mixture is coarsely chopped.

Place the bruschetta mixture on top of each slice of toasted bread.  Add about 1 tsp of cheese to each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Return to broiler just until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Submitted by Barb L.