RECIPE: Not your mom’s bruschetta

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Cookin' with Cats is a feature using simple recipes provided by K-State students. (Graphic by Catherine Eldridge | Collegian Media Group)

Cooking this dish is a great way to bring your friends together for a simple and fancy snack. While this recipe may seem pricey, investing in ingredients like olive oil and balsamic vinegar can open up a world of delicious and affordable meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 2 tomatoes 
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (extra virgin) 
  • Salt
  • Basil (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

 

Steps

  1. Cut bread into ½ inch slices
  2. Heat a pan on stove 
  3. Sear both sides of bread slices in pan
  4. Dice tomatoes and place in a separate bowl
  5. Grind or finely chop garlic 
  6. Mix garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in separate bowl
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Optional: add basil or parmesan
  9. Add mixture to tomatoes and stir generously
  10. Place mixture on top of bread
  11. Enjoy

Produces two servings. Extra mixture can be stored in the fridge for later. 

 

Price breakdown

  • 1 baguette: $1.97
  • 2 tomatoes: $1.72
  • 1 bulb garlic: $0.50
  • I bottle balsamic vinegar: $2.98
  • 1 bottle olive oil: $5.82
  • 1 container salt: $0.54
  • 1 package basil: $1.98
  • 1 package parmesan cheese: $2.22
  • Total: $17.73

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