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Tomato and Basil Topping for Bruschetta

Tomato and basil topping is great served on toasted crostini too.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine All-American, Italian
Keyword basil, tomato topping, tomatoes
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Cover and let sit on the counter for 2 hours for flavors to develop.
  • Can be covered and refrigerated for up to two days.