Bruschetta of Love

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  • 6 slices crusty Italian bread, halved crosswise
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed and minced
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 large firm ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • Feta cheese
  • Capers
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, or to taste


  1. Heat the broiler. Arrange the slices of bread on a baking sheet and broil 5 minutes from the heat until lightly browned. Turn and brown other side.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and brush the mixture on one side of the bread slices.
  3. In a skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat; add the tomatoes and salt and cook until just heated through.
  4. Stir in the basil and vinegar.
  5. Top the toasted slices with the tomato mixture.
  6. Garnish with cooked shrimp.

Yield: 6 servings