A delicious snack food from Italy. Bruschetta has many variations and may include toppings such as cured meat, cheese, vegetables or often fresh chopped tomatoes.
1 loaf crusty bread, such as ciabatta or sourdough
Extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, halved
Preheat grill, barbecue or char-grill pan. Cut the bread into 2cm thick slices. Brush bread on both sides lightly with EVO and grill until browned on both sides. Rub tops of bread with halved garlic cloves. Add chosen toppings (see below) and serve immediately.
Olive bruschetta with smoked halloumi
Thinly slice halloumi and pan-fry or char-grill to brown on both sides. Spread each piece of toast with a spoonful of olive bruschetta then top with a sliced of halloumi and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.
Nduja and white anchovy toasts
Evenly spread each piece of toast with a spoonful of nduja then top with a couple of white anchovies. Garnish with herbs and serve immediately.
Caper bruschetta with smoked salmon
Spread each piece of toast with a spoonful of caper bruschetta then top with a slice of salmon. Garnish with micro greens and serve immediately.