“You want some bruschetta?” is probably the first question my mom will ask after offering you something to drink. It’s one of her favorite staple items since she started her weight loss program. All of the ingredients she gets from the farmer’s market. This is one of our favorite dishes we enjoy cooking together.
Anyone who was a military kid knows that typically you move during the summer. I was headed into 9th grade and starting at a new school in Cheyenne, WY. I was isolated, hadn’t made any new friends yet, and missed my friends back in Europe. My mom decided to get me out the house and take me to the farmer’s market. We tried every food, sauce, bread etc. Then we headed back home and made food together. It cheered me up. It’s been a tradition to go ever since.
- 3 Roma tomatoes (diced)
- ½ an onion (diced)
- ½ jalapeno with the seeds (diced)
- About ½ cup Olive oil (enough to cover veggies)
- About ¼ cup (balsamic vinegar)
- Oregano (what looks right?)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Mix everything in a bowl. Let sit in the fridge at least 2 hours or overnight is best.
- Once ready to eat, bruschetta can be served with French bread and even pasta.
My Disclosure: Like I’ve said in the past my mom is Southern. I apologize there aren’t exact measurements for this recipe but that’s the way my family does things. I ask for measurements and I get “about a cup” each time. I’ve watched her make it plenty of times but can never get the exact taste like she does. Guess you’ll just have to go to my mom’s house for this oneJ She serves her bruschetta with low carb chips.
Be sure to comment below and let me know about a recipe that your mom/grandma/auntie makes but you can’t figure out. What versions of bruschetta do you like to make?
Peace and Love 😊