Living in a big city makes warm weather really difficult to support for me. Florida people, and warm country living people, I admire you, really! The warm weather really makes me craving for refreshing salads. But I always enjoy a little something to bite from and I especially love it when my salad have some treats mixed in. By treats I mean vietnamese nems, lebanese appetizers, a slice of pizza.. anything that you could call a treat really.
A month ago or so, we were enjoying an italian themed evening with my brother. And I decided to make bruschetta’s a try. It is really easy to make and yet useful when you have bread that is getting old to finish. This bruschetta is best with sourdough bread. But you could use any bread you want, it just tastes better on old-fashioned bread than industrial toast.
I was inspired by a spanish friend of mine who used to make tomato toast first thing in the morning. He would toast his bread, and take half of a tomato and juice it on his bread, then he would sprinkle the bread with olive oil. It was as weird to see as it sounds. One day, he offered me to try. I was curious, and eventuallty tried it out. Well, it was really good :). And today, I do it myself when I make bruschettas.
I serve the bruschettas as an appetizer. Or as a main dish, I will then accompany the bruschetta with a side salad.
And here comes the recipe ,
By July 17, 2014Published:
- Yield: 4 small slices
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Ready In: 20 mins
A delicious , Italian appetizer. Crunchy and cheesy and fulled with fresh tomatoes
- 4 slices sourdough bread substitution possible with any bread
- 2-3 tomatoes
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- grated cheese parmigianno, mozzarella or swiss are good choices
- olive oil
- First, toast the bread slices
- Cut the garlic cloves in two and smear the garlic on the toasted slices. The bread must still be warm, like this the garlic will melt on the toast. Then sprinkle with olive oil ( best to use a spray )
- Cut one tomato in two. And cut the others in small cubes. Apply the tomatoe on the bread as if you wanted to smear the tomato on the bread. The point here is to add the tomato juice to the garlic that is already on the bread
- put the tomato cubes on the slices. sprinkle with cheese and at the end add salt, pepper and chopped parsley.
- put the oven on grill / broiler function and let the slices gril around 10 minutes. It is best to watch the slices, if you don't want anything charbroiled.
- Take the bruschetta's out of the oven , add some more parsley if desired and enjoy!