Sunday, November 16, 2008

recipe is : easy peasy bruschetta


a loaf garlic bread, cut into 1 cm diagonal slices ( or however you like your bruschetta)
5 plum tomatoes, seed and veins removed, finely diced
10 basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
salt to taste


mix the tomatoes and basil and set aside

brush the bread with some olive oil and sprinkle the parmesan on the bread slices and pat the cheese firmly onto the bread. on a griddle, add a bit of olive oil and toast the bread, parmesan side down until it's golden brown

sprinkle the salt to the tomatoes and mix thoroughly. add the extra virgin olive oil and mix to combine

spoon the tomato mix onto the bread slices and serve


i used garlic loaf out of sheer laziness. you can use any good loaf like ciabatta or even french loaf. just toast it little and rub a cut clove of garlic on it before brushing with the olive oil and sprinkling the cheese

you can add other toppings like olives, cripsy fried panchetta, feta cheese, salmon. the list is endless, it is up to you to experiment. the tomatoes and the basil is the base of it all though

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