Bruschetta - A simple way to entertain

For a simple starter on a balmy evening it is hard to look past the clean crisp flavours of a simple tomato and basil Bruschetta.  The aromatic combination of vine ripened tomatoes, spanish onion and basil are a delight to the senses.  Needless to say they go just wonderfully with a crisp white wine.

I serve Bruschetta on pane di casa, that has been sliced, oven toasted and lightly rubbed with a cut clove of garlic.  






  • 6 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped quite small
  • 1 small spanish onion chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons of a good olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 basil leaves sliced
  • pinch salt
  • ground pepper
  • 1 Pane di casa bread stick 
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  2. Slice the bread roughly 1 cm thick and place on a flat tray.
  3. Bake Bread for about 5 - 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  4. Place the oil and vinegar in a bowl and lightly mix.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, onion and basil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove the bread from the oven and lightly rub with the cut garlic cloves.
  7. Spoon the tomato mixture over the bread and serve.
  8. enjoy