Basic Bruschetta
Scott Peterson
Yields Makes 8 bruschettas Total Time 15 mins
AuthorJennifer McIlvaine
Jennifer McIlvaine saves on cleanup by using a whole clove of garlic stuck on the end of a fork to brush olive oil on the un-toasted bread. The uncut garlic doesn't impart much flavor, but it does keep her from having to use a messy brush.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat charcoal or gas grill to hot (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above grill only 2 to 3 seconds), or set a rack 4 inches from a broiler on high. Lightly brush both sides of bread slices with olive oil. Toast, turning as necessary, until both sides are crisp and browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 2
2

Remove bread from the grill or oven and rub each slice with the cut side of a halved garlic clove. Sprinkle with sea salt. Eat plain or add topping.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per bruschetta.

Ingredients

 8 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick slices good-quality bread (see notes)
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 clove garlic, halved
  Sea salt

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat charcoal or gas grill to hot (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above grill only 2 to 3 seconds), or set a rack 4 inches from a broiler on high. Lightly brush both sides of bread slices with olive oil. Toast, turning as necessary, until both sides are crisp and browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 2
2

Remove bread from the grill or oven and rub each slice with the cut side of a halved garlic clove. Sprinkle with sea salt. Eat plain or add topping.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per bruschetta.

Basic Bruschetta