Bruschetta with Basil-Infused Olive Oil

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Bruschetta with Basil-Infused Olive Oil

There’s a thick blanket of snow outside but I’ve been in the mood for something fresh and summery lately. Do you sometimes just pretend it’s summer when it’s winter? I do that a lot.

The quintessential summer food to me is bruschetta, so that’s what my summer mindset naturally jumped to. What makes these bruschetta extra basil-y is the fact that I brushed the baguette slices liberally with basil-infused olive oil on both sides before putting the tomato and fresh basil topping on.

That not only adds additional basil flavor but also helps the baguette bake up really crispy and juicy. As a matter of fact, if you’re out of tomatoes, the baked, basil oil baguette slices are mighty good by themselves!

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Bruschetta with Basil-Infused Olive Oil

A quick and easy recipe for delicious bruschetta with basil infused olive oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, olive oil, tomato
Servings: 4
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Nicole Branan | The Spice Train

Ingredients:

For the basil-infused olive oil:

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

For the bruschetta:

  • 1 demi baguette, sliced
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, seeds removed and chopped
  • 5 large basil leaves, chopped

Instructions:

For the basil-infused olive oil:

  • Puree basil and olive oil in a food processor until smooth.
  • Pour the mix into a saucepan and heat on high for 1 minute.
  • Strain through a sieve, then let the oil cool. (You can mince a garlic clove and mix it along with a bit of salt into the basil puree that you have in the strainer and spread it on a piece of toast for a quick snack).

For the bruschetta:

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Brush each baguette slice liberally with the basil oil on both sides, then set on a baking sheet.
  • Top each slice with tomato and chopped basil.
  • Drizzle a bit of basil oil over the tomatoes, then sprinkle with a bit of salt and bake until the bread turns golden brown and the basil starts to wilt.

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal

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    • Nicole B. says:

      Oh, the south of France, I haven’t been to France in a long. long time, I wouldn’t mind being there right now… The snow up here is really beautiful and I like it a lot but it can also be inconvenient and very dangerous for driving, so there is always the good with the bad… :)

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