Real Tomato and Basil Bruschetta, made the proper Italian way. So simple! The key is to use good crusty bread, like ciabatta or sourdough, and ripe, juicy tomatoes.
1. Bread - Use a sturdy bread that can hold up to the juicy topping. Soggy bruschetta is so disappointing! Sourdough and ciabatta are my favourites.
2. Make ahead: The tomato for the topping can be made a few hours before serving but DO NOT season with salt because it will draw the moisture out of the tomato, making it watery. Season it just prior to serving.
For a DIY spread (which I like to do as a starter for summer BBQ's), put out bowls of topping, grill bread on BBQ then let everyone make their own!
3. Nutrition per serving.
Real Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Amount Per Serving (136 g)
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.