• Katherine Arthurs

Simple Vine Tomato Bruschetta

Sharing my favorite summer time appetizer today. It's the easiest recipe you will ever follow - seriously! These are the flavors of the season. You can't get any more fresh + seasonal in these beginning days of summer, than with tomato, garlic + basil...and olive oil + balsamic vinegar.

I love adding apple cider vinegar - adds a bit more tang + brings out more of the natural tomato flavors. You can certainly leave it out, if you prefer.

As we count down the days until we harvest our own tomatoes - I've been picking up amazingly ripe at the farmers market - I love all the colors!

Tip: You can use any kind of tomato you like. I love using heirloom tomatoes - yellow + deep purple + red, give it so much more color + texture.

Serve this with crostini or fresh bread...BUT it's also amazing on top of grilled chicken or salmon.

Simple Vine Tomato Bruschetta

1/3 cup high quality olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

4 tomatoes (roma, beef steak, vine on or heirlooms work great), diced

1 large pinch each salt + black pepper

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with a spoon.

Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving - the flavors development more.

Serve with crostini, crackers, pita chips + fresh bread.