There are so many tomato based dishes that are much better with fresh tomatoes. Bruschetta is one of those dishes.
I never really use a recipe. Just peel and chop some tomatoes, a little garlic, onion, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Italian type spices. Last week King Arthur sent out a recipe for bruschetta that included cannellini beans. I happened to have some of those so I added them to the bruschetta I made yesterday.
For dinner last night, we had fresh sourdough bread, and Vince grilled it to toast it and we had that with our bruschetta.
The beans added a nice texture. Since they don’t have a lot of flavor, and they absorb the flavor of the other ingredients, there were a good addition and I’ll use them again.
Nothing like cold bruschetta on toasty bread on a hot summer night!