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Crispy Bruschetta

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Crispy Bruschetta
5 Min

Ever wonder how most restaurants get their garlic bread to stay so crispy? It's easy! Before toasting it, they spread each piece of bread with a mixture of olive oil and garlic. It's their little secret for that trendy, flavorful, Crispy Bruschetta.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf Italian or French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 10 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder; mix well and brush over bread slices. Place on a baking sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden on both sides.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup olive oil and 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and the remaining ingredients; mix well. Spoon over toasted bread slices, and serve.


By baking this in a really hot oven, the bread gets crispy on the outside and stays tender on the inside.

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This would be a fantastic recipe to have for when guests come over!

This is probably one of the most delightful bruschetta I have ever tasted. All of the ingredients were fresh and the proportion of flavor and olive oil mixed well together. I also liked that the bread was cut thicker than a normal bruschetta. It, too, had a great texture. Yummo!

So fresh and yummy! I'll use less red onion next time - just personal taste, but definitely a keeper recipe.

This bruschetta is delicious! Fresh ingredients, fresh flavor, and I love how crispy the bread was. I would make it again!

Don't forget the minced garlic . . And lots of it!!!

i'd cut the olive oil to 1/2 cup total just for health reasons...otherwise delicious!


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