Thursday, 20 September 2012

BRUSCHETTA WITH TOMATO AND BASIL





This is the quickest, simplest starter that you can make. Bruschettas are great also to accompany an aperitif or for a party buffet. My kids love them.
This is the "without garlic" version, as we are not big fans of garlic. But if you like it, rub the bread slice with a clove of garlic cut in half, before you add the tomatoes on top.

Ingredients for about 6 Bruschettas:

Bread for bruschetta (I usually buy the Tuscan bread for Bruschetta in Waitrose)
300 g ripe-plum tomatoes (I buy Red Choice tomatoes in Waitrose)
5/6 basil leaves
Chilli ( optional)
Salt
Extra virgin olive oil


Toast the bread slices (if you have time, grill them, they taste better!).

In the meantime, wash the tomatoes and cut them into small pieces, discarding the seeds.

 Put the cut tomatoes in a bowl, add some salt, olive oil, the chopped basil and, if you like it, some dried chilli. Mix well and top the bread with the mixture. You'll love it!!

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