Bruschetta Cubana

Coastal Living
Bruschetta CubanaRecipe
Howard L. Puckett
Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

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3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 large sweet onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices Cuban or soft French bread
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl; chill.

Flatten each bread slice with a spatula or rolling pin. Combine garlic and butter in a small bowl, and spread evenly over each side of bread slices.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add flattened bread, in batches. Top with a smaller skillet or press down with a spatula to flatten bread a little more; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining flattened bread slices. Spoon tomato mixture evenly over each bread slice. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Created date

March 2006