Bruschetta (broo-SKET-ah) - A Favorite Italian Recipe

Bruschetta was one of our favorite food discoveries when we lived in Italy and we added it to our list of regular recipes to make after our return to the U.S.  Intriguingly, it seemed like when we returned from Italy, bruschetta was suddenly on a lot of restaurant menus; which was nice; however, I cringe whenever I hear servers pronounce it with a “sh” sound.  Whenever you see the letters c and h together in Italian, they make the “k” sound.  So, this delicious meatless snack/meal is properly pronounced:

Bruschetta is considered to be an appetizer, however, two or three servings can pretty filling and can really be a meal in itself!

Tomatoes, chopped (about 4 averaged sized or comparable)
1 2.25 oz. can Black Olives, sliced or chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
4 TBS Olive Oil
1 TBS Basil

Combine ingredients and set aside for 30 minutes.


Have prepared 1 loaf of Italian or French Bread, sliced. 
Mix together:
½ C. Olive Oil
1-2 cloves Garlic, minced

- Spread some Oil/Garlic mixture on both sides of each slice of Bread.
- Grill Bread slices (or broil).
- Put a spoonful of the Topping on each piece of bread … an enjoy!

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In the evening the dove came back to him,
and there in its bill was a plucked-off olive leaf! 
So Noah knew that the waters had lessened on the earth.
- Genesis 8:11

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