Saturday, 26 June 2010

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

The weather here in UK is soo sunny and bright these days and I am loving this lovely weather and enjoying it to the fullest and thus not getting much time to post regularly and also for blog hopping.

And today's post was in drafts from more than 2 months ago..finally it got some attention and light today :)

Bruschetta pronounced as
brus╦łketta is an easy an eye-catching appetizer from the country of Italy. There are many variations for the toppings but, I make it this way-which is easy and ready in few minutes, and also need very few ingredients.

TOMATO AND BASIL BRUSCHETTA

Ingredients:
1 loaf Ciabatta bread or any other hard crust bread,
2-3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil,
2-3 cloves of garlic,
5-6 ripe plum tomatoes,
few basil leaves ,
1/4 tsp pepper powder andsalt to taste.

Method:
De-seed and chop the tomatoes into small cube and chop the basil leaves finely. In a bowl, mix the chopped tomatoes and basil leaves with salt and pepper powder and also add 1/2 tbsp of olive oil to it. Mix well and keep aside.

Slice the bread into 1"inch in thickness. Rub the slices with garlic clove ad drizzle some olive oil on the slices and toast them in an oven or over a griddle(tawa) until they turn crispy and light brown in colour. Spoon the tomato and basil mixture on the toasted slices and serve as an appetizer or a snack.


Variations: If you like your tomato topping to be soft and juicy, add some boiling water to the chopped tomatoes and mash slightly.
And if you want to make it more appealing, you can bake the slices after adding the topping and some grated cheese on top.

Note:
Traditionally Ciabatta bread loaf is used for Bruschetta, but one can use any Italian bread or any bread that has a hard crust.
Make sure the tomatoes used are ripe and red in colour,


26 comments:

Rachana said...

My favourite :-) Looks absolutely tempting :-)

Satya said...

very yummy looking dish ...very healthy too...i had this bruschetta recently at one of my friends party...i like it very much ..from that day i wanted to prepare this ...thanks for this recipe

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Oh my goodness, I love Bruschetta!!

shriya said...

looks yummy and delicious. Very lovely recipe. Love it.

Priti said...

Simple n delish..looks very tempting

PranisKitchen said...

really delicious one.. loved the basil tomato combination very simple and yummy snack

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely appetizer! Enjoy the weather and the weekend!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks so inviting...yum yum

An Open Book said...

I do it so much with left over ciabatta and bread and what not..
PS: im lovin the weather tooo:)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Faiza
How are you? Just cant get to see all your postings...I am stuck at Hong Kong and too much of work pressure at this old age ..

this is very nice and innovative..
Will try as soon as I am back , dont have a kitchen here ..:-(
Have a nice week ahead

Sayantani said...

love bruschetta and this one surely is a quickie treat.

srikars kitchen said...

Looks yummy & delicious..

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful presentation, must be delicious...worth trying

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love love love bruschetta. What a tempting presentation.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love love love bruschetta. What a tempting presentation.

Priya said...

Droolworthy bruschetta to enjoy during its hot, looks awesome..

Shobha said...

I love this snack.
pics are lovely ..what a nice colour of the tomatoes.

Nitha said...

Lovely pics.. and looks delicious..

Parita said...

I love bruschetta's they are one of my favorites!

Rahin said...

simple things ....great flavor ...love the bruschetta

Yummy Team said...

Yummy!! Wonderful appetizer..Thanks for sharing..

sowmya's creative saga said...

thats so yummy..so cute..

AdukalaVishesham said...

wonderful... yummy... and so easy to make it also..

Nabia said...

I often make bruschetta... I like to sprinkle just a tiny bit of very coarse salt over it instead of regular salt...
you have a great blog! I like the strawberry cheesecake the best!
:-)

Bergamot said...

looks great

Mriganayani said...

This is one appetizer that I can't stop at one or two or five. And I love to drizzle some more extra olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top. Looks wonderful!

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