Bruschetta on a Toasted Garlic Ciabatta


1/2 loaf of ciabatta bread

2 cloves of garlic, peeled

1/2 cup of olive oil

4 Roma tomatoes, diced small

Parmesan cheese, shaved

1/4 cup of basil

Balsamic glaze (optional)


[1] Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mince 1 clove of garlic and mix in a small bowl with 1/4 cup of olive oil.

[2] Slice ciabatta in half and brush with garlic oil. Toast in the oven for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown.

[3] Dice tomatoes and place in a bowl with remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 clove of minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Add basil and marinade for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.

[4] Cut ciabatta into 2 inch squares and top with marinated tomatoes and shaved parmesan. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.