Bruschetta


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One of the easiest snack or appetizer with the goodness of ripe tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil herbs like basil, Bruschetta..

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What is a Bruschetta..

Bruschetta is an appetizer from Italy  that consists of a good bread rubbed with garlic in olive oil, topped with tomatoes, basil and grilled cheese. It is a classic appetizer that is now popular not only in Italy but all around the world. Topped with fresh mozzarella or any other cheese of your choice is a hit among all the age groups.

In local Italian language Bruschetta is an antipasto(appetizer) which forms the second course of meal of the Italian meal structure.

Italian Meal Structure is the theme for #98Blogging Marathon, week 1.  For detailed read on what all is there in Italian Meal structure click here.. Lot of other online resources are also available that give a clear picture of Italian meal structure.

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What we need for basic Bruschetta..

  • Juicy ripe, tomatoes.
  • Crusty bread like Ciabatta/Baguette, to hold the juicy tomatoes.
  • A good quality extra-virgin Olive oil.

How to make..

Deseed tomatoes, cut into small cubes. Toss in with chopped basil and olive oil, black pepper and salt as per your taste. Set aside for 20-30 mins.

Brush bread with olive oil, toast till light golden and top with tomato topping.

Variations for Bruschetta..

  • Fresh Mozzarella cheese is most popular topping for Bruschetta. Goat Cheese, fresh Ricotta or Mascarpone can also be used for the toppings.
  • Add finely chopped bell peppers, olives, avocado .
  • Herbs like Thyme, Oregano, Cilantro. Yee, I use Cilantro/fresh coriander leaves many times and we love the fresh taste that imparts to tomato topping.
  • Many like to add  finely chopped onions. Add sweet red onions, else it can spoil your bruschetta.
  • Add some fruit flavoured Balsamic Vinegar for the fruity kick!!
  • Top it with cheese grill till the cheese melts. Kids love this pizza version of bruschetta.

Let’s see how I make Bruschetta..

Bruschetta

One of the easiest snack or appetizer with the goodness of ripe tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil herbs like basil, topped on a grilled bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Antipasto, Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Swati

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Crusty bread like Ciabatta, any good sourdough bread or baguette
  • 3-4 Ripe Tomatoes
  • 4-5 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1-2 Garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper(Crushed)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the loaf into slices around 2-3" thick. 
  • Cut tomatoes in half, deseed and cut into small pieces.
  • Add olive oil, finely chopped basil,black pepper. Add salt. If preparing the tomato beforehand then add salt at the time of serving.
  • Grill the bread slices till light golden brown. Rub garlic on one of the sides. Or add a tsp of garlic powder to oil and brush on one side.
  • Add topping and serve immediately. I also added some fresh herbed goat cheese. You can add cheese of your choice or add only tomatoes.

Notes

  • Fresh Mozzarella cheese is most popular topping for Bruschetta. Goat Cheese, fresh Ricotta or Mascarpone can also be used for the toppings.
  • Add finely chopped bell peppers, olives, avocado .
  • Herbs like Thyme, Oregano, Cilantro. Yee, I use Cilantro/fresh coriander leaves many times and we love the fresh taste that imparts to tomato topping.
  • Many like to add  finely chopped onions. Add sweet red onions, else it can spoil your bruschetta.
  • Add some fruit flavoured Balsamic Vinegar for the fruity kick!!
  • Top it with cheese grill till the cheese melts. Kids love this pizza version of bruschetta.

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Make it and add your variations and serve as an appetizer for the get-togethers. It is good to go with a with a drink or your choice.

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Other easy appetizers from the blog..Pizza Crackers, Baked Parmesan Crackers, Baked Potato Wedges, Garlic Knots and many more.

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Author: Swati

Some who believes 'EAT WELL, READ DAILY, TRAVEL OFTEN AND LAUGH KHUL KE'!!! Hi!! Swati here!!! Chef, Chocolatier, food admirer, reader, love to travel, listen to music, Bollywood and shoot nature and food pics!! Welcome to my Foodtrails and join me in my food adventure!!

22 thoughts

  1. When we were in elementary school, my brother ordered a bruschetta burger at a restaurant, and he talked about it for months! Thanks for bringing this classic bruschetta to Fiesta Friday!

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