Tomato Bruschetta, is the ultimate side dish for any outdoor grilling or barbecue evening. Made with fresh tomatoes, onions, celery, basil, parsley, oregano and olive oil. Easy Classic Tomato Bruschetta, Italian never tasted so good.
When I first came to Italy, remember we are talking over 20 years ago, nobody back home talked about bruschetta ( bruschetta, in Italian ch is pronounced like the letter k) nor did I know anyone that had eaten it.
Unless of course you were Italian. The first time that the barbecue was lit, (no gas barbecue was in sight at the time) I remember my mother-in-law would use the stem pruning from the vineyard, light them up, put a grill over them, cut the day old bread, usually the bread she made weekly, and toast it to perfection.
Once the bread was toasted, she would sprinkle some salt and drizzle olive oil on top of the bread. Of course she used oil from the olives that had been picked the previous November.
Easy Classic Tomato Bruschetta
My sister-in-law would be in the kitchen chopping the freshly picked tomatoes, a different combination of tomatoes are the best.
A couple of ripe but firm tomatoes and one or two a little on the green side, which the Italian loves. Of course don’t forget some green onions, celery, fresh basil and Italian parsley from the garden, then toss them together in a bowl with olive oil and salt.
A little drizzle of Balsamic Glaze doesn’t hurt either, but if you can’t find the glaze, regular Balsamic works just fine too. How can something so simple be so delicious?
After that first taste, I totally understood why my husband came back for the food.
Even if you don’t have a garden full of all these fresh vegetables, try to get as close as you can, visit your local farms or farmers’ markets for fresh and organic products. You can also plant vegetables in pots, just like flowers, I did that for years.
Believe me it will be so worth it! Especially now with the warm weather and BBQ season upon us, nothing like a delicious side dish or appetizer of Easy Classic Tomato Bruschetta.
Nowadays you don’t even need the barbecue to make Bruschetta, a simple pan grill will suffice, so start chopping and grilling and Happy Weekend. Buon Appetito!
Easy Classic Tomato bruschetta
- 2-3 medium to large ripe tomatoes (chopped I remove the seeds and extra pulp)
- 1/2 -1 green green onion chopped
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 grams
- 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano 1 gram
- 4-5 leaves fresh basil chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil 55 grams
In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients in above order, serve over freshly toasted bread, best is day old Italian crusty bread, bruschetta recipe. Enjoy!