I love tomatoes. Darren loves tomatoes. I love garlic. Darren… not so much, but still.
When we’re short on time and/or inspiration, but still want something filling and tasty and perhaps a little off the beaten path, this works out really really well! Tonight I made bruschetta with artichokes and mozzarella, and served it atop some awesome four-cheese ciabatta I found at the grocery store =)
2 vine-ripe tomatoes, medium to small dice
1 tsp or so minced garlic
1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella, medium dice
1/2 cup artichoke hearts, rough chopped (I got the marinated stuff from the olive bar at the supermarket =))
drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
several shakes dried basil
salt & pepper to taste
splash or two of red wine vinegar
nice crusty bread, sliced, drizzled with olive oil, and toasted
mix all the stuff together, taste and tinker with it as needed, serve on top and/or with crusty bread.