(This post is sponsored by Backyard Farms. All opinions are mine, and I only promote products I love.)
“Bruschetta” has to be the most mispronounced Italian word. Would you believe it’s actually “brew-sket-tah?”
However you say it, we were dying over this tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze. I’m pretty sure I ate almost a whole baguette myself. It’s partly because I have no self-control, but mostly because the tomatoes from Backyard Farms were out of this world. I’m not exaggerating. Best tomatoes I’ve ever tasted.
Backyard Farms grows its non-GMO tomatoes year-round in a 42-acre greenhouse in Maine. “Personal gardeners” on staff are responsible for their specific sections of the greenhouse, tending to the plants as if they were their own. The tomatoes are picked when they’re red and ripe, packed in the cutest boxes ever (made of 100% recycled material), and shipped to stores within a day’s drive. New England peeps, be on the lookout for them!
I was thrilled when Backyard Farms contacted me about trying its tomatoes and developing a recipe, if I enjoyed them. After tasting the cocktail tomatoes with my hubby, I considered recommending that people just stand at the counter and eat them like candy. They’re so sweet, in a way that makes one recall that yes, tomatoes really are fruit.
But, I figured Backyard Farms probably wanted a little more from me. So I made this tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze. I wanted to showcase the flavor of the fresh tomatoes that taste like they just came from the garden. I didn’t want any raw garlic or onions to overpower them (or anyone standing within three feet of me), so I used garlic powder and onion powder to provide just the right accents.
I sprinkled the tomatoes with salt and pepper, added a bit of olive oil, and tossed them with a spoon. I sliced up my baguette, broiled the bread to toasty goodness and brushed each piece with olive oil. I topped each slice with the tomato salad, added ribbons of fresh basil, and drizzled on balsamic glaze for the finishing touch. The result was absolutely sumptuous.
The next time you get your hands on some fresh tomatoes, you must make this tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze. Enjoy!
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C)