Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a lip smacking delicious classic Italian starter. This incredible food is done in minutes with a few simple ingredients. Bruschetta is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer. Toasted bread gets rubbed with garlic (don’t skip it, it’s the best part) and topped with simply marinated tomatoes. The brighter and juicier your tomatoes, the better your bruschetta will be. Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and pepper served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread. It’s a perfect party starter.

Bruschetta is very simple to make. We just need Juicy, ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, French Baguette or Italian bread or any crusty bread toasted in the oven. Rub the hot toast with garlic. This is a little trick that gives bruschetta better flavor and taste than just mixing garlic through the tomato mixture.

Bruschetta

How to make Bruschetta

PREP TIME: 10 MINS  COOK TIME: 6 MINS  TOTAL TIME: 16 MINS  COURSE: APPETIZER/STARTER CUISINE: ITALIAN SERVINGS : 3

Ingredients

  • Baguette bread – cut into 1/2″ slices
  • Ripe tomatoes – 6-7
  • Black pepper – 3/4 tsp
  • Basil leaves – 1/4 cup chopped
  • Garlic – 3 pods minced
  • Dried basil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garic pods – 2 big, to rub on baguette

Instructions

Making Marinated Tomatoes:

  • Cut tomatoes in half. Deseed the tomatoes using a spoon (reserve for other use) then dice into 1/2 cm pieces.
  • Place tomato and remaining topping ingredients except salt in a bowl and gently toss to mix. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes for the flavours to blend and the tomatoes to become juicy and soften slightly. Add salt and mix just before serving.

Bread:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit (can also be done in an air fryer).
  • Cut the bread into 1/4″ pieces and brush each side of bread with oil then grill/broil until golden and crusty – about 3 minutes on each side, then rub tops of bread with halved garlic cloves.

Assemble:

Spoon tomatoes on top of bread just before serving.

step by step photo instructions

  1. Deseed 6-7 tomatoes using a spoon (reserve for other use) then dice into small pieces.
  2. Place tomato and 3/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 cup fresh basil, 1 tsp dried basil, 3 minced garlic pods, in a bowl and gently toss to mix. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes for the flavours to blend and the tomatoes to become juicy and soften slightly. Add salt and mix just before serving.

3. Preheat the oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit. Cut the bread into 1/4″ pieces and brush each side of bread with oil then grill/broil until golden and crusty – about 3 minutes on each side, then rub tops of bread with halved garlic cloves.

4. Spoon tomatoes on top of bread just before serving. Sprinkle some more extra virgin oil while serving (optional).

Tips

  1. If you don’t have a oven or air fryer, you can toast bread slices using a pan on stove top.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yummy

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