Bruschetta Tomato Topping for Grilled Bread
Bruschetta is a simple and delicious Italian appetizer that can be prepared in minutes and enjoyed any time of the year. Bruschetta comes from the Roman dialect verb “ bruscare “ meaning “ to roast over coals”. The dish probably originated in ancient Rome when olive growers bringing their olives to the local olive press would toast slices of bread to sample their fresh-pressed oil……..a custom still very alive nowadays in southern Italy especially in November, to taste the very first oil of the season.
In its simplest form, the grilled bread is slightly rubbed on one side with garlic, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and finished with a little bit of sea salt and fresh pepper. Variations include tomato toppings with chopped up mozzarella or little mozzarella balls called ciliegine and olives. Added olive or artichoke paste makes nice toppings as well.
Bruschetta can be made for any season or occasion. And it’s more than just a before-meal treat! Bruschetta can be a meal in itself!
Instructions for use:
Grill sliced bread. Lightly rub one side with garlic. Top with tomato “bruschetta“. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, add oregano at will One good tip is to slice bread thickly, as thicker slices are less apt to burn.
Refrigerate after opening
280 gram glass jar