Bruschetta is a traditional antipasto from Italy, consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with chopped tomatoes, olive oil, basil and salt and black pepper.
2 handfuls of ripe Tomatoes
1 handful of fresh Basil leaves
1 Pinch of Sea Salt
1 Pinch of Ground Black Pepper
Guiliano's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Good quality White Wine Vinegar
The bread is best sliced 1cm thick and toasted on a barbecue, but it can also be done in a griddle pan. After that it should be lightly rubbed a couple of times with a cut clove of garlic, drizzled with our extra virgin olive oil and then seasoned with salt and pepper. The toppings can be as humble or as luxurious as you like. From chopped basil and fresh tomatoes to marinated vegetables with beautiful cheeses. The only rule that applies when preparing Bruschetta, is that all ingredients must be as fresh as possible.
For this recipe, ensure your tomatoes are perfectly ripe for maximum 'juiciness'. Give them a wash, remove their cores and carefully squeeze out the seeds. Place in a bowl, tear in the basil, season with salt and pepper, then toss with a good glug of olive oil and a good swig of vinegar to balance the flavours to your taste. You can serve the tomatoes either chunky or finely chopped, or you can scrunch them between your fingers before putting them on your basic bruschetta.