How to Make Real Italian Bruschetta

Italian cuisine is as exquisite as the culture of the country.  It has just the right amount of wine and spices. Bruschetta is a special dish that is loaded with a heavenly taste that is going to make your day. Yes! It is as rich as that. The dish can be taken as an appetizer or side dish. On afternoons when you feel like treating yourself to something tasty, this could be the answer. Grilled bread slices are topped with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and wine to make delights that no one can easily forget.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 8 servings
Utensils: Food processor, knife, cutting board, mixing bowl, grill, serving platter

Roma tomatoes, chopped into cubes: 8
Red onion, chopped: 1/3 cup
Bunch fresh basil: 1
Garlic cloves, chopped: 3
Red wine vinegar: 1/2 cup
Olive oil: 1/2 cup
Salt and pepper: 1
Loaf long French bread, sliced: 1


  • 1

    Pick up ripe tomatoes. Chop them well. Chop onions and garlic too. Put these in a mixing bowl and mix together well. Chop the basil in a food processor. Scoop it out and add to the contents in the mixing bowl.

  • 2

    Now add red wine vinegar and the olive oil to the mixing bowl. Mix in well to form a consistent topping. Add salt and pepper. Use freshly ground pepper if possible because it has a great aroma and taste. Do a taste check and set aside while you prepare the bread slices.

  • 3

    It is time to grill the bread. It is better if you use bread that is a day or two old because it toasts best. Use slices that are neither thin nor thick. You can use both oven grill and toaster to do the bread. Place the bread on the grill and heat till it turns golden. Flip them over when the first side turns golden. Take the bread out of the grill and arrange on a platter.

  • 4

    Top the breads with the topping you prepared. Spread an even layer over each and serve right away to the delight of everyone.

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