Bruschetta is one of the most appreciated Italian recipes for an antipasto, aperitivo or snack. Bruschetta brings to our mind the flavours and scents of beautiful Italian sun-kissed coastal regions. The origins of Bruschetta date back to ancient times, during the Roman Empire, when farmers used to drizzle some olive oil on slices of bread to taste the freshly pressed oil. After the discovery of America in the XVth Century , another ingredient was added to the simple ancient recipe: Tomato.
Today there are so many different Bruschetta recipes. This versatile dish, in fact, is perfectly suitable for experimenting new combinations all the times. Despite that, the original and traditional recipe - the one that we all think about when mentioning "bruschetta" - is made of just a few, simple ingredients: a slice of toasted bread, garlic, fresh tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and basil leaves.
Follow our simple and quick recipe to prepare an authentic Italian Bruschetta, perfect to add a Mediterranean touch to your aperitivo or dinner!
Ingredients (4 serves - 2 bruschettas for each person):
1 fresh loaf (to slice)
500g circa of fresh tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
4 basil leaves
extra virgin olive oil
salt, to taste
Cut the loaf in slices of around 2 cm each. We recommend to serve 2 slices per person. Toast the slices on the grill untill they turn golden brown on both sides. Make sure not to burn them.
Roughly chop the fresh tomatoes and place them in a bowl. Add a drizzle of evo oil (to taste), salt and the roughly torn basil leaves. Mix all together.
Once the slices of bread are toasted, grate the peeled garlic cloves on the top side of each slice to spread the garlic flavour. Drizzle some evo oil on the slices of bread and top them with the chopped tomatoes preparation.