Bruschetta Recipe

Traditional Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta Recipe

A traditional Italian bruschetta is undoubtedly an appetiser which everyone enjoys. The sweet taste of ripe tomatoes on a bed of crispy, baguette bread is always a good choice, and our recipe below certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Serve with a side of fresh salad and a crisp white or rosé wine to start off your evening.

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Ingredients

1 baguette

2 cloves garlic

300g mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup black olives

3 ripe tomatoes (diced)

Basil leaves

Method

  1. Finely slice your baguette and cook in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and leave to cool.
  2. Slice the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a pan with garlic and olive oil, then marinate each side into the mixture.
  4. Slice the mozzarella and apply as the first layer on the baguette. Follow up with the diced tomato, chopped olives, sprinkle of olive oil, and finish with a leaf of basil.

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March 17, 2015

Meat-Free Monday: Avocado and Basil Bruschetta

This delicious avocado, tomato and basil bruschetta are packed with flavour and make a delicious light dinner or lunch, or serve small bites as a canapé.

Serves: 4

2 Avocados, finely diced

2 Roma tomatoes, finely diced

½ red onion, finely diced

8 fresh basil leaves, cut into slivers

1 tablespoon lemon juice

4 thick slices sourdough or wood-fired Italian bread

1 tablespoon olive oil

freshly ground black pepper

1. In a small bowl combine the avocado, tomato, onion, basil and lemon juice and refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow flavors to develop.

2. Grill or toast bread. Brush with olive oil and top with the avocado mixture.

3. Season to taste with pepper.

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April 30, 2012