Bruschetta

Aaahh Bruschetta. There are so many different recipes out there but the classic and authentic one is as simple as it get's. This is the perfect example of a recipe where the quality of the ingredients is so important. The tomatoes have to be fresh and ripe and you can't settle for regular store bought bread.

An easy trick on how to spot a "Fitalian" (fake Italian) restaurant? If they have bruschetta on the menu and they add cheese to it!! Or if they add balsamic vinegar to it. I'm not saying it's not good, it's just not authentic!

Anyway, here's the recipe. You can make it in a matter of minutes and the trick is to rub the toasted or grilled bread with raw garlic and then top it with some great extra virgin olive oil.

INGREDIENTS:

5 slices of bread (Ciabatta is a good option)

5 ripe tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded

3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

2 raw garlic cloves

salt & pepper

  • toss the diced tomatoes and shredded basil in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste

  • slice the bread and toast or grill. Once the bread is toasted, rub with the raw garlic

  • top the slices of bread with the tomato mixture and drizzle with the remaining olive oil on top

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