Tomato and Basil bruschetta

In Italian, this simple but delicious tomato appetizer is pronounced “Brusketta”. Obviously, use the tastiest tomatoes that you can get hold of. Often, cherry tomatoes have a lot more flavour than larger varieties.


  • Bread, thinly sliced and toasted,  to make 18 small (3 inch square) pieces. Dense rustic bread is the best!
  • 2030 cherry tomatoes, or the equivalent amount of ripe but firm tomatoes.
  • 1 clove of garlic, to rub on the bread
  • Extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and pepper
  • 5 or 6 basil leaves
  • Directions


  1. Make the toast and cut into appetizer-size pieces.
  2. Chop the tomatoes very finely.
  3. Add a good swirl of olive oil, salt, pepper and a splash of wine vinegar.
  4. Tear up the basil leaves and add to the tomato mix.
  5. Rub the toast with a little raw garlic. Top the pieces of toast first with a little liquid from the mix, then with a generous spoonful of the tomato mixture.
  6. Drizzle with more olive oil.
  7. Serve immediately!

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