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Crispy Tomato Bruschetta   3 comments

One of the most famous antipasti from Italian Cuisine comes in the form of Bruschetta. Traditionally thickly sliced bread loaves are roasted, rubbed with Garlic, smeared with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and topped with any interesting combination of ingredients typically Tomato & Basil. Incidently, apart from being a scrumptious appetizer, it also serves as an amazing comfort food, which I found for myself when I had nothing else to make for breakfast when I was sick and it gave me a soul satisfying delight!

This is my very own recipe for Bruschetta which I have developed after much tweaks to the traditional one and it typically manages to overshadow most of the other main course dishes you can accompany it with. This is undoubtedly a party favorite and a must try for a hearty experience!!


1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp Dried Basil
½ tsp Red Wine Vinegar
½ tsp Italian Seasoning
¼ tsp Pepper
¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder
Pinch of Sugar
Salt to taste
1 loaf Garlic Bread
Pizza Sauce Spread
3-4 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
2 medium Tomatoes (finely chopped)

-: Recipe :-

  1. In a bowl, add tomatoes, garlic & extra virgin olive oil and mix well.
  2. Add ketchup, basil, vinegar, italian seasoning, red chilli powder, sugar, salt & pepper and mix all the ingrediants thouroughly.
  3. Keep the mixture at Room Temperature for 15 minutes for flavours to seep in.
  4. Meanwhile cut the garlic bread loaf in 1 inch thick slices and spread Pizza Sauce on them.
  5. Top the bread slices with the savoury tomato mixture and keep on high metal rack for grilling.
  6. Use combination mode on microwave oven with low microwave power and grill for 3-4 minutes, checking when done and crisp.
  7. Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Enjoy the Ultimate Experience 🙂

-: Tips :-

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil should not be substituted with any other oil as that is the primary ingrediant of Bruschetta

Crispy Tomato Bruschetta

Crispy Tomato Bruschetta


Posted June 17, 2012 by Rahul in Italian, Recipes

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