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

By Alka Jena  |  29th Dec 2015  |  
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About Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer Recipe

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.

Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Alka Jena is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer is 20 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 10 minutes. This is recipe of Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer is perfect to serve 4 people. Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Bruschetta- An Italian Appetizer by commenting on this page below!

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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