March 26, 2016

Tomato - Olives Bruschetta

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer or snack prepared using grilled Italian bread and tomatoes. Lots of variations can be made in toppings and in my today's recipe, sharing my version of Bruschetta using tomato and olives along with fresh rosemary. This easy and delicious snack can be prepared in minutes and also served as perfect party snack.

Ingredients :

5 Tomatoes, Finely chopped 
10 Cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
6 Olives, sliced ( I have used chilli flavored olives )
1/2 Tsp Fresh Rosemary, Finely chopped 
1 Tbsp Parsley, Finely chopped 
Salt to taste 
Freshly ground pepper corns 
1/4 Cup Herb flavored Cheese 
1 Italian bread or baguette, Sliced diagonally 
1 Tbsp Olive oil ( plus extra for brushing the bread )

Method :

Take finely chopped tomatoes in a bowl  and add sliced olives followed by rosemary, parsley, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of olive oil.

Mix well and keep aside.

Brush one side of sliced bread with olive oil and grill it for 3 minutes in a pre heated oven.

Once the top of bread slice is lightly browned, remove from the oven and keep aside.

Repeat the process for the remaining bread slices.

Take one grilled bread slice and gently top it up with tomato - olives mixture.

Place cherry tomatoes and cheese on top of the tomato mixture.

Drizzle little olive oil and serve.