Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Paired with Joe's Pilsner

Here is a foolproof snack you can serve when guests are over. A few simple ingredients, incredibly easy to make, and always tastes amazing. It's pretty tough to go wrong with garlicky bread, tomatoes, and fresh basil. Yum. I paired my bruschetta with Joe's Pilsner from Avery. This crisp, clean pilsner is perfect between bites. Doesn't get much better than this.


  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil plus extra for bread
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 baguette
  • salt and pepper to taste

For bruschetta:
Slice bread into 3/4 inch slices. Cut a clove of garlic in half and rub the cut side of the garlic on each piece of bread. Brush each piece with olive oil and sprinkle with some salt. Toast in the oven until it starts to get crusty.

For the topping:
I boiled my tomatoes for 1 minute, peeled off the skin, and seeded them. You don't have to do this unless you want to. Dice the tomatoes and mince the garlic. Combine in a large bowl with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Chop the basil leaves and add to the mixture.