Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bruschetta Recipe-Easy Bruschetta with Tomato

Bruschetta, pronounced as "brusketta," is a very popular Italian starter/appetizers that can be easily made at home. Traditional Italian bruschetta is sliced bread toasted over coal, rubbed with raw garlic cloves and topped with olive oil and salt. Restaurants serve bruschetta with variety of toppings. Whenever I visit a French restaurant, I order bruschetta as it is my favorite appetizer. Today we will learn how to make bruschetta with tomato following this easy recipe.

Easy Bruschetta-Bruschetta with tomatoes

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Recipe CategoryAppetizers
 Recipe CuisineItalian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Baguette - 6 slices cut diagonally
   Garlic - 2 cloves peeled
   Tomatoes - 2 big
   Olive oil - 2  tbsp
   Fresh Basil leaves - 1-2 tbsp finely chopped
   Coriander/cilantro leaves - 1-2 tbsp finely chopped
   Freshly ground Pepper powder as needed
   Salt to taste


Preparation

Preheat oven (broiler mode) at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Cut baguette diagonally around 1 cm thick as shown in the picture below.

baguette

Method 

In a bowl, mix together chopped tomatoes, olive oil, fresh coriander leaves, fresh basil leaves, salt and pepper powder. Set aside for 15 minutes for the flavors to blend. (I used dried basil but fresh will be better. If using dried basil, use less). Adjust seasonings to your taste.

how to make bruschetta with tomato and basil

Toast bread slices in preheated oven until golden brown and crispy both sides. Keep an eye to prevent the bread slices from getting burnt.

Remove the bread slices from the oven and rub garlic cloves gently on it when hot.

easy bruschetta recipe

Spoon tomatoes mixture on top of the baguette slices and serve immediately. Enjoy!!

Note - You can also use a grill pan or a fry pan to toast the baguette slices. Bruschetta is crisp on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Padhu, Are fresh basil leaves same as holy basil leaves i.e thulasi?

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    1. No, they are different. The basil which is used in Italian recipes are different from the holy basil (tulasi).

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  2. Hi padhu,Excellent Recipe,can we use oregano if v don't have fresh basil leaves?

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    1. Yes, you can use dried Italian herbs though fresh gives best results.

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    2. Thanks Padhu,Today I tried this recipe and everyone loved it...!!

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