Authentic Bruschetta (NYT Recipe)
- 1 pound tomatoes (about 2-3 large)1teaspoon kosher salt
- 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 8 large basil leaves
- Grilled or toasted crusty bread, for serving
Core and chop the tomatoes, then transfer to a colander over a bowl or in the sink. Add the salt and gently stir. Let drain for up to 2 hours.
Meanwhile, make the garlic oil: In a small saucepan, warm the olive oil and garlic over low heat until the garlic is softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes, making sure the garlic doesn’t brown. Set aside to cool.
Roll the basil leaves up and thinly slice crosswise.
When the oil is cool and the tomatoes are well drained, combine the tomatoes, garlic oil and basil in a medium bowl. Season with additional salt, to taste. Spoon over toasted bread.