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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!
- 20-30 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
- Make the toast and cut into appetizer-size pieces.
- Chop the tomatoes very finely.
- Add a good swirl of olive oil, salt, pepper and a splash of wine vinegar.
- Tear up the basil leaves and add to the tomato mix.
- 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.
- Drizzle with more olive oil.
- Serve immediately!