Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer | How to make Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer

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About Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer

Bruschetta is an antipasto (starter dish) from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese, a popular dish is Bruschetta pomodoro; the most popular recipe outside of Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic and onion or mozzarella. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. In some countries, a topping of chopped tomato, olive oil and herbs is marketed under the bruschetta name.

The delicious and mouthwatering Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer is a famous dish of Italian and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer. Alka Jena shared this Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time10mins
  • Serves4People

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Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer

Ingredients to make Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer

  • 4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cheese cubes
  • 4 to 5 green olives
  • 4 to 5 black olives
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil chopped
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and 1/2tsp freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese for garnishing
  • 12 slices of Italian bread or baguette
  • Ingredients for Green Pesto :
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup roasted groundnuts
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to make Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer

  1. Combine the basil, garlic, lemon juice, and groundnuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Add ¼ cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the remaining oil, cheese and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl.
  3. Fresh basil walnut pesto is ready. Taste and see if it needs more pepper or salt and add as needed. Remember that the Parmesan cheese will add some saltiness too, so go light on salt in the beginning, you can always add more as needed.
  4. Pesto tastes great as a dip with crackers or cut up vegetable sticks. Go ahead, make yourself some!
  5. Preheat oven to 250°C.
  6. Combine tomato, bell pepper, onion, garlic, green and black olives, cheese, basil, oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  7. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  8. Now spread the green pesto on each bread slices and top with tomato mixture and grated cheese.
  9. Serve immediately.

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