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From Farm2Work

<p>Bruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [brusˈketːa]is an appetizer from central Italy whose origin dates to at least the 15th century. It consists of roasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of spicy red pepper, tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, and/or cheese; the most popular recipe outside of Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic and onion or mozzarella. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer.</p>
Source: Sarah Ball (Entered by Diane Rose)
Serves: Serves 2 -4

Onions - vidalia or red
Mushrooms - Monterrey or baby bellas
Garlic, chopped
Tomatoes - Roma or heirloom
Fresh Basil - chopped
Bell Peppers, red or green
Balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt & black pepper
Whole grain bread (or Artisan Bread from Turtle Rock!)
Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Use roughly equal portions of the veggies, chopped and combined in a bowl. If you use 1 cup of each, then about 6 – 8 large basil leaves will do to balance the flavors. Add some olive oil to the bowl (maybe ¼ cup?) and about 3 TBS of balsamic vinegar. Then add 1 tsp of kosher salt and lots of cracked black pepper. Use a loaf of bread like a baguette or any preferred version of a nice, heavy, slicable something from the bakery section of the grocery store if you don’t make your own. Cut 10 slices, about 1 inch thick. Butter one side (or use olive oil) and toast them under the broiler until slightly brown (about 3 min). Turn the bread and toast lightly on the other side, about 2 min - no butter or oil on the second side. Spoon up the veggie mixture onto the toast. Be sure to get some of the balsamic & oil on each piece. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over all and toast again until cheese melts and begins to brown. Serve immediately.