Roasted Garlic Bruschetta

My sister made something similar to this before – I had no idea it was considered bruschetta.

*We used flavored olive oil – Olivio Basilico (basil olive oil) that I bought for Dad when I was at Pike Place Market earlier this year. I’m pretty sure the basil olive oil (and roasted garlic!) made the dish, but regular olive oil would be fine, too.


  • 1 small loaf of your favorite artisan bread
  • 1 or 2 heads of garlic, cut in ½ crosswise – roasted
  • extra-virgin olive oil*
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated


  1. Roast the head of garlic and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven on broiler setting. Place a rack approximately 6 inches from broiler.
  3. Slice the loaf of bread, on the bias, into ¾-inch slices. Place bread in oven and broil until golden brown on both sides, approximately 2 minutes for the first side and 1 to 1 ½ for second side.
  4. Remove to a platter and rub each slice of bread with the roasted garlic and then brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheese and serve immediately.

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