Bruschetta - Part 1
Bruschetta is a simple Italian dish and comes from its peasant traditions. Originating from the need to conserve bread, nowadays it is served mainly as a quick starter.
It consists of a slice of rustic bread, cut and toasted (from Italian 'bruscato') in the oven or under the grill. A variety of ingredients can be used as toppings, the most common being extra-virgin olive oil, with chopped tomatoes or on its own.
Now about our recipe. We have sliced some bread and toasted it, on both sides, under a hot grill for 5 minutes. We have then prepared the topping by mixing:
finely chopped cherry tomatoes
extra-virgin olive oil
We have then spread the topping on the slice of bread with a spoon.
How do you like your bruschetta?