Bruschetta is a simple appetiser but one that is incredible delicious. Sometimes I find it hard to decide if I want to order pizza or bruschetta in an Italian style restaurant. It’s great when you have other people excited about bruschetta too so you can share it for a starter. For some reason restaurant versions are often made on bread that’s not that enjoyable to eat which is quite disappointing. So at home I make sure to use my favourite which is a French baguette. I make my own baguettes at home. For the bruschetta I like to toast the baguette in the oven to make it more crispy.
I actually don’t like a more elaborated version of bruschetta with different vegetables, I prefer just classic tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes to be exact, I always prefer cherry tomatoes to regular ones. I also don’t like to use any garlic or balsamic vinegar in my bruschetta because I find these tastes interfere too much with an already great taste. In this recipe you only need some fresh basil, fresh oregano and olive oil mixed with chopped cherry tomatoes. That’s it! Easy to make and so rewarding to eat.
I’m very much in love with many Italian foods and bruschetta is definitely one of them. You can serve it as an appetiser on a larger plate that can be shared with other people.
More delicious appetisers with bread:
- 250 g cherry tomatoes sliced thinly
- 2 tbsp chiffonade fresh basil
- 1 tsp chiffonade fresh oregano
- a pinch of salt
- 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
For the crispy baguette:
- 1 baguette I like to make my own at home
- 30 – 45 ml (2-3 tbsp) olive oil
- Slice cherry tomatoes into small pieces, cut fresh basil and fresh oregano into small ribbons. Mix together in a small bowl.
- Add salt and 15 ml (1 tbsp) of olive oil. Mix again.
- Put the bowl in the refrigerator to chill.
- Slice baguette into round pieces and brush every piece with olive oil on both sides.
- Arrange slices on a baking tray. Bake at 220 °C for 7 min.
- Arrange toasted bread on a plate. Take the chilled cherry tomato mix out of the refrigerator, mix it a little bit again, then place it on top of warm crunchy bread.