Delicious Italian Bruschetta is one of my favorite Italian foods. You don't have to go to a restaurant to eat it, this recipe is so easy to make you'll be surprised!
Preheat oven to 450 F.
Slice the bread into 1/2 inch slices
In a separate bowl, mix the tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar and set aside
Bake the bread slices for 4 minutes on each side until golden brown
Remove from oven and rub the garlic gently on the bread.
Drizzle the olive oil over the bread
Top the slices with the tomato mixture just prior to serving - this helps keep the bread from getting soggy.
Give one small drizzle of olive oil over the tomatoes- this part is optional, I just think it helps spread the flavor.
Serve warm if possible
There is a trick to rubbing the garlic on the bread - you need to crush the garlic first so the juices are able to be spread (just peel the garlic and then press it with a wide knife to make it go splat). Then gently rub the bread with the crushed garlic.