If you have fresh and fragrant tomatoes at home, a recipe for easy bruschetta is what you need!
Bruschetta will delight at every opportunity. Whether as antipasti, for breakfast, or for lunch. Crispy rustic bread, good olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes. These simple ingredients create perfect harmony.
Authentic Italian bruschetta often includes only bread, garlic, and olive oil. But of course, there are many variations. Some contain meat products such as Parma ham, others various types of vegetables or cheeses.
One of the most popular types of this delicious and refreshing dish is Bruschetta al Pomodoro, which means bruschetta with tomatoes. Definitely my favorite.
How to make easy bruschetta
The recipe for simple bruschetta is particularly popular in our kitchen in summer. No wonder, because during this time you can enjoy the freshest tomatoes (often from your own harvest). The freshness, juiciness, and aroma of such tomatoes are priceless.
I like to prepare bruschetta in two ways. My classic bruschetta contains chopped tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. The mix should be seasoned with salt, pepper, fresh basil, and oregano.
The second option is also incredibly tasty. Put the cherry tomatoes in the oven at 340 degrees Fahrenheit (170 Celsius) for at least half an hour. Before baking, cut them in half, season them with salt and pepper and lightly sprinkle with sugar. When cherry tomatoes are ready, spread the pieces of bread with ricotta, place the basil leaves on them and top with baked cherry tomatoes.
Toast the bread for bruschetta
In addition to tomatoes, bread is essential. You can use rustic bread, ciabatta, or baguette. An important step is to gently toast the sliced bread. As a result, the bread will not be soggy when you top it with the tomato mix.
By the way, I love these kinds of recipes that require very little effort and taste really fresh and delicious. Although it’s a different taste, it reminds me a little of this fantastic fresh guacamole.
If you have a grill, do not hesitate to use it. If not, a frying pan will suffice. Simply drizzle the bread with olive oil, lightly season with salt, and toast until golden brown on both sides.
Don’t forget to rub each piece of bread with a clove of garlic. Garlic is of course healthy and it adds excellent taste to your bruschetta toasts.
Then simply top each slice with your tomato mixture, or spread with ricotta and garnish with roasted cherry tomatoes. It is up to you which of the two methods above you choose.
I like to do both at the same time because each one surprises with its uniqueness. I believe if you try this classic recipe, easy Italian bruschetta will become a staple for you.Print