Ever since my little nieces fell in love with my Shrek’s Spaghetti… they’ve been asking for me to fix them every time they come over to visit. The thing is that not every time Titi Madelyn has the spinach fettuccini that gives Shrek’s Spaghetti its peculiar name.
So a few weeks back, my solution was to just marinate the tomatoes and serve them as an appetizer with crackers instead. They liked it a lot… as did their mothers. Now, this has become a frequent request for parties and get-togethers. It’s really good… try it for yourself.
TOMATO BASIL BRUSCHETTA MIX
4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped – you could also use a pint of grape or cherry tomatoes 8-10 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 tbs of basil, chopped – I have been using freeze-dried lately 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed 1 tsp Salt ½ tsp freshly cracked Black Pepper About ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix together well.
- Marinate the tomato mixture at room temperature for about 30 minutes to 1 hour, tossing and mixing every once in a while.
- Remove the pieces of smashed garlic before serving to your guests. Enjoy with whole-wheat toasts or crackers.