Is there anything more delicious than a beautiful heirloom tomato?? What makes a tomato heirloom you might say… well here is the wikapedia definition:
An heirloom tomato (also called heritage tomato in the UK) is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. . . . Heirloom tomato cultivars can be found in a wide variety of colors, shapes, flavors and sizes. Some cultivars can be prone to cracking or lackdisease resistance. As with most garden plants, cultivars can be acclimated over several gardening seasons to thrive in a geographical location through careful selection and seed saving.
I love heirloom tomatoes cause I like their taste and texture better for eating raw. I grow my own on our balcony too! Here's a blog on that.
And what better way to show off their flavor than in fresh bruschetta!
What you'll need:
Heirloom tomatoes, diced and de-seeded
finely diced purple onion
Loads of garlic! (actually a few cloves, chopped finely)
a big pinch of sea salt
a splash of balsamic vinegar
a drizzle of olive oil
a handful of fresh basil, shredded
What you'll do:
Mix it all up and serve on toasted bread : )