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What is bruschetta?

What is bruschetta?

Bruschetta is one of the simplest and quickest things in the world to make, yet it can be fantastically delicious if you use high-quality ingredients.

What is the best way to cook bruschetta?

High-quality, fruity olive oil is best, and good rustic Tuscan or Italian bread makes a tasty base. The ideal preparation is to grill the bread slices on a charcoal grill, so bruschetta would be a great starter for any summer cookout or barbecue. A rosato (rosé) or a lambrusco would be a great wine pairing with this summery treat.

What kind of tomatoes do you use for bruschetta?

The brighter and juicier your tomatoes, the better your bruschetta will be. We like to use use any big tomato that looks juicy at the farmers market, but if you’d like to make this recipe when tomatoes are not in season, we recommend using the cherry or grape variety. A colorful mix of tomatoes is always fun!

Bruschetta is a traditional Italian item in which small slices of bread are topped with such things as tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese, as is the case in this delightful recipe.

How long can you keep bruschetta for?

Really you should try to only make as much as you can eat in one night, as this bruschetta does not store very well. If you really need to store some leftovers, place the tomato mixture in an airtight container, and keep in the refrigerator. The mixture will keep for about 2-3 days but is best eaten fresh.

What is the best way to spice up bruschetta?

I use less onion add minced garlic to the bruschetta instead of rubbing it on the bread. Using dried basil works fine. I always add some salt to taste. For an extra treat serve on top of homemade garlic bread or top with a little feta cheese or mozerella.

Do you have to buy fresh bread before making bruschetta?

It’s best to wait to prepare any bread until right before servings because toasted bread will become tough and stale when eaten leftover. For the best results be sure to use as fresh of ingredients as possible. I suggest buying any fresh ingredients just a day or so before you plan to make this easy bruschetta recipe

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