Looking through the recipes I have posted over the last couple of days, I realized that I am really getting impatient with summer to make his appearance… Snow in April is not really helping, but I can assure you Mediterranean cuisine is 😉 This time, I prepared my version of Bruschetta, a simple Italian dish. I simply love the sweet and juicy taste of the tomatoes in combination with the sharpness of garlic and onions. Moreover, you can present it both at a fancy brunch, but also enjoy it on a sweatpants and movie evening 😉
Ingredients (serves 2-4 as starter):
2 slices of rye bread
2 mini baguettes, or 1 normal baguette
1/2 yellow bell pepper
2 tsp olives
3 sticks of fresh basil
1/2 red onion
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp olive oil
Wash the vegetables and cut them into small cubes and transfer tomatoes and olives to a bowl. Heat some olive oil in a sauce pan and braise the bell pepper lightly. Let cool down, then add them to the tomatoes. In the meantime, chop onion, garlic and basil and add it to the tomatoes. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper and a teaspoon of olive oil.
Cut the baguette into slices and the rye bread into squares of about 4*4 cm. Heat a little bit of olive oil in a frying pan and roast the bread until it turns golden brown. Serve with the tomato topping and parmesan.