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Classic Italian Bruschetta With Fresh Herbs

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“This recipe was given to me courtesy of Culinary Herbalist Martha Paul of Martha's Herbary, Pomfret Connecticut. It's Simple, Classic and Delicious!”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine tomatoes and 1/2 cup fresh basil in a colander, sprinkle with salt and toss to coat; let drain 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F
  3. In a large bowl combine the drained tomato/basil mixture with the minced garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil, remaining 1/4 fresh basil, oregano and thyme.
  4. Let stand at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  5. During this time brush French bread slices lightly with the remaining olive oil.
  6. Toast "lightly" in the oven (just a few minutes).
  7. Pull out and place a small amount of tomato mixture on top of the lightly toasted French bread slices.
  8. Top each piece with a small amount of Mozzarella.
  9. Toast in the oven until cheese has melted and its golden brown.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

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