I know that there are many different ways of making Bruschetta which use many different ingredients, so I thought that I would share my preferred way of making it. Bruschetta or "Brusketta" as the Italian's pronounce it always envokes such an explosion of flavours and taste whenever I eat it.
Personally, I am quite a big fan of the classic Bruschetta. My Bruschetta consists of Tomatoes, Basil, Red Onion & Vegetarian Pesto. I also like my Bruschetta quite chunky and "rustic" and so I don't tend to chop my ingredients very finely.
Bruschetta makes a great quick and easy snack, or lunch dish, and is perfect for a warm sunny day. It also makes a stunning starter for an Italian themed menu. I often serve Bruschetta as a starter, then my Italian Shepherd's Pie for main, followed by gelato to finish when I am entertaining.
Here is how I make Bruschetta, Feel free to adapt it, or make it as is, and most of all, enjoy!
Bruschetta Loaf, sliced in half and cut into slices
1 Jar of Vegetarian Pesto
1 Red Onion, peeled and chopped into small pieces
250g Cherry Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
Handful of Basil Leaves, torn
1 Clove Garlic, crushed
Olive Oil as required.