Bruschetta is today a symbol of the Italian appetisers. Even though it is served in the best restaurants and with a lot of fancy ingredients on top, its origin are actually very poor. The bruschetta was the snack food of Southern Italian farmers.
Originally it consisted of a slice of bread, toasted, spread with garlic and seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Thanks to the famous Napolitan tomato tradition, tomato slices have become part of the recipe. Apart from the traditional tomato version, almost any kind of ingredient can be served over the toasted bread and the bruschetta can take an almost infinite amount of shapes.
Here we present the most traditional one.
- 4 pieces of whole wheat toasts
- 200gr of cheery tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- fresh oregano
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Cut the cheery tomatoes into half. Put them into colander with some salt, so that they loose some of their vegetation water.
Mince the onions together with the fresh oregano (we used a very handy tool) and mix them with the tomatoes, olive oil and basil in a bowl. At the end add salt and pepper.
Toast your bread, in our case whole wheat bread, but you can use any kind of bread at your disposal. Rub half clove of garlic on the surface of the brand and spread some olive oil.
Add your tomato and onion mix and finish decorating with some fresh basil.
A very easy starter, beautiful and tasty.