Bruschetta with tomato and basil: a delicious recipe!
Bruschetta with tomato and basil: a simple and delicious recipe!
- 4 slices Bread
- 300 gr Tomatoes
- 4 leaves Basil
- 8 tablespoons Extra virgin Olive oil Il Casolare Farchioni
- 2 cloves Garlic
- to taste Salt
- Wash and dry the tomatoes.
- Chop them then add salt, garlic and basil.
- Toss the ingredients and add extra virgin olive oil.
- Toast the bread in a non-stick pan for about 5 minutes.
- Top it with the chopped tomatoes.
- Add a drizzle of Il Casolare extra virgin olive oil
What is the best bread for tomato bruschetta?Bread is the main component of bruschetta, and it must not be picked at random: it should fit the other ingredients we will use.
The ideal bread for bruschetta is a farmhouse loaf or any other rustic bread, cut in 2 cm-thick slices.
The ideal bread for tomato bruschetta should be naturally leavened: more compact, firm on the inside, perfect to absorb watery condiments without falling apart.
How do I toast the bread?Of course, the best solution would be to grill it, but if you don’t have a grill, a cast iron plate or a non-stick pan will do the job.
Place the slices of bread on top of your very hot pan and let each side toast for about 2 and a half minutes over medium heat.
Remember that a perfectly toasted slice will absorb all the juices if it is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Tomato bruschetta: which oil should be used?The other main component of bruschetta is of course extra virgin olive oil. For this recipe we selected Il Casolare extra virgin olive oil.
This cold-pressed oil is very high in polyphenols, which are essential to preserve its characteristic aroma and flavor. Its taste is fruity and very balanced: the pleasantness of Il Casolare makes it ideal for a tomato bruschetta which will conquer even the most demanding palates.