Italian bruschetta is a very quick and light snack. Especially in the summer when tomatoes taste the best. To prepare it, you only need tomatoes, garlic, onions, olive oil and your favorite bread. You can prepare aromatic sandwiches in 15 minutes. They are perfect as an appetizer or a light dinner. They are also perfect as finger food at parties.
What kind of bread to use? The best will be a baguette, Parisian roll or ciabatta. But you can also use less obvious pastries, e.g. lumberjack bread, Italian bread, rustic bread or all kinds of rolls. 2-3 day old bread will also be good. Slightly stale bread smeared with olive oil and baked in the oven will be a perfectly crunchy base for these Italian sandwiches. You can also use store bought garlic bread. Then all you have to do is put chopped tomatoes with basil and onion on the toasted baguette. This is by far the fastest option.
You can also easily reach for gluten-free, rye or wholemeal bread.
Grill the baguette in the oven, pan or toaster. The baguette should be golden and crispy, so that it doesn’t get soggy from the tomatoes. In the oven, it is best to use the grill option and put the tray with bread at the top shelf of the ovent. Thanks to this, we will get slices baked from the top, that will not get wet from the tomato stuffing.
What is the easiest way peel tomatoes? Cut the skin of the tomatoes in an X shape. Put the tomatoes in the pot and the pot in the sink. Pour the tomatoes with boiling water. After about 1-2 minutes (when the skin of the tomatoes starts to crack) pour out the boiling water and pour the tomatoes with ice water. After 2 minutes, pour out the water. Then peel the tomatoes. The skin practically peels away from the fruit by itself.
It is worth draining the chopped tomatoes in a sieve for 5 minutes to get rid of excess water and the stuffing was not too wet. Thanks to this, we will not get soggy sandwiches. You can use a blender (the fastest option) or chop everything with a knife to prepare the garlic oil and chop the onion. You can also use a grater or garlic press.
Read the step-by-step recipe on how to prepare bruschetta and watch the video below the recipe.
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Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
- 1 kg tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 onions
- 100 ml olive oil
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- 1 baguette or ciabatta
- Blend together the garlic and olive oil.2 cloves garlic, 100 ml olive oil
- Cut the baguette into slices, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, brush with olive oil and garlic and place in an oven preheated to 428 °F (220 °C) for 5 minutes.1 baguette
- Chop the onion finely or blend with the rest of the oil. Chop basil and peeled tomatoes. Put the chopped ingredients in a bowl, add salt, pepper and the rest of the garlic oil, mix.1 kg tomatoes, 1 onions, 1 bunch fresh basil, salt, pepper
- Put the tomato stuffing on the toasted bread and enjoy.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet