Friday, January 15, 2010

Easy Cooking Bruschetta Recipe

This easy-cooking-for-men bruschetta recipe is very versatile, it can be served as either a main dish or as a entree. The tomato mix can also be used as a garnish on other dishes, particularly with fish. This recipe should take about 10 to 15 minutes.


  • 6 large fresh tomatoes (the freshest and ripest you can find will make the best bruschetta recipe)
  • 1 red onion
  • Splash of extra virgin olive oil (highest quality you can find)
  • 1 small handful of basil leaves (fresh from your garden is best)
  • Your favourite garlic bread
  • Boccancini
  • 1 large lemon
  • Salt
  • Squeeze the lemon into a medium size bowl (cereal or soup bowl is fine). Remove all lemon seeds.
  • Pour the oil in with the lemon juice, the amount of oil should be about 3 times the amount of lemon juice.
  • Wisk the lemon and oil until well mixed, looks slightly milky. Dice the basil leaves and throw in with the lemon and oil.
  • Finely dice the onion as fine as you can. Place the onions into the lemon oil mixture. The time spent in the lemon oil mixture will remove the bite of the onion and provide the bruschetta with a more subtle refreshing flavour.
  • Place the garlic bread onto an oven tray, buttered side up.
  • Slice the boccancini and place over the uncooked garlic bread slices.
  • Place the garlic bread in an oven or grill and cook to your liking, (cooking the same as your normal standard for the garlic bread you are using). Note. Don't let the boccancini burn, it will start to turn a light brown colour around the edges.
  • While the garlic bread is cooking, half the tomatoes, with a spoon scoop out the seeds. Throw away the seeds.
  • Chop the tomatoes.
  • Combine the onions and tomatoes in a large mixing bowl just prior to placing onto the garlic bread. Gently mix the tomato onions and oil to cover all the tomatoes.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and scoop on the tomato mixture.
  • Serve immeaditely which a crack of fresh sea salt.

Served with a light fruity white wine, this bruschetta recipe is well served as a refreshing entree, or is substantial and satisfying enough to be served as a meal by itself.

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