Back from a holiday in India, I slowly felt the kitchen induced lethargy. All the inevitable cooking, the endless pots 'n' pans - some in the sink, some in the dishwasher, the wilting veggies in my fridge, made me want to scream in frustration! Then, as if a storm was gone, the calm settled in, giving me a renewed sense of enthusiasm. I wanted to make something nice for dinner, really! Both husby & I were bored of the routine and wanted something else. So, I decided to try some Italian cuisine. Nothing fancy, thought I'd start with Bruschetta. Awfully simple to make but one heck of a classy, timeless and highly satisfying appetiser/starter/snack!
Bruschetta for two -
4 thick slices of bread - the classic recipe calls for a baguette, but I think any bread will work for a quick fix. (I cut my square slices in half)
1 firm tomato, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 tbspns fresh basil, finely chopped
3 tbspns grated parmesan
salt & pepper to taste
some minced garlic in olive oil to brush on the slices of bread
- Mix finely chopped onion, tomato, basil, cheese and salt & pepper in a bowl.
- Brush the slices of bread with the garlic and olive oil.
- Grill/toast the slices until crunchy and light brown.
- Spread a spoonful of the prepared mixture and serve immediately.
- Top with more grated cheese just before serving.