This recipe is courtesy of Pairings, a multi-award winning, food-themed, serialized fictional comedy series.
About The Show: Alan is terrible with women. While Alan can cook beautiful (and delicious) plates of food, he often eats them alone. His friends and family convince him that ‘the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach.’ As Alan starts cooking his way through the dating world, he discovers things about women, himself, and the lasting memories of food.Print
- 4 to 6 tomatoes, diced
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 15 to 20 basil leaves, torn
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Handful of Spring mix
- Grated or shaved cheese for garnish
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Loaf of bread, sliced thinly
- Combine the diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper in a bowl and mix well. Adjust ingredients to taste.
- Brush the sliced bread with olive oil and toss it on a hot grill. Only grill the bread for 30 seconds per side until the bread is toasted and browned. Alternatively, you can use a dry pan over high heat or even a broiler to toast the bread. No matter what you do, the bread will toast quickly. While some blackening is good, don’t over toast the bread or you might overpower the flavor.
- Top the toasted bread with the tomato mixture. Add some cheese and serve.
Check out the episode below to see the bruschetta in action. Alan returns to Addie and Steve’s house to apologize and is surprised to find his father’s protege and uncle figure, Richard Conklin. Bobert and Jo go on a date and Rose also gets surprised by someone from her past.
You can watch the show on YouTube channel here.