A simple slice of bread with a rub of garlic, a drip of olive oil and topped with ripe tomatoes. An extra sprinkle of basil leaves and there’s the taste of summer at your table…
Surely it happens to everyone that soon or late, food, dishes or a recipe comes with happy bygone memories. It happened to me as well with this Italian tomato bruschetta!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
You can serve bruschetta as an appetizer or eat it as an afternoon snack. If you want to begin a meal with slices of bread and make some Italian appetizers, go for Crostini "little crusts". Done with French baguette, and lightly topped with anything from tomatoes to chicken livers.
May it be the smell, just the colors, or may it be the taste. Simple and easy I couldn’t resist longer and I made this tomato bruschetta for my happy memories.
Now if you have been in Italy maybe you might had ordered some kind of bruschetta at an Italian restaurant. Most served as an appetizer, but sometimes served as a snack as well.
Well, it was summer in Certaldo (near my home), that I went out for an evening meal with my wife. At the restaurant L’ Antica Fonte (the ancient spring), a few guys close to us with the classic “tourists-look”, ordered a tomato bruschetta.
It may happened by chance, but they ordered the same thing that we were already eating. Although L’ Antica Fonte has a long list of Tuscan Dishes their choice was a simple slice of bread topped with tomatoes like ours.
For me, it was a pleasure to see that they indeed had appreciated. I could well understand through their nods of approval and their repeated nice comments. I’m always curious to know what a tourist likes to eat in Italy and maybe other than lasagna alla bolognese, spaghetti alla carbonara or pizza.
If you have happy memories from a vacation in Italy and have tried an Italian bruschetta maybe writing postcards for your beloveds. Well, now I know I can satisfy yours and mine appetite filled with happy memories.
Well, my final thought is for you, if you are looking for an Italian tomato bruschetta you can follow these steps below and make an easy homemade snack.
Lightly toast the slices of bread before rubbing the garlic over.