How To Make The Perfect Bruschetta
Bruscetta is a classic antipasto of Italy which is simply grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with salt and extra virgin olive oil. While many think the classic is topped with tomatoes or salad, it is actually referring to the this simple bread - the word bruscetta comes from the Italian word “bruscare” meaning “to roast over coals”. However, that's not to say it can't be enjoyed with other flavours, it is a wonderful base to make and top with other bits.
Top top: it's pronounced brew-sketta and not "brew-shetta" as many think.
- Ciabatta (See our recipe here)
- Garlic clove
- Sea salt or salt flakes
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Step 1
- Slice the ciabatta into ½ inch slice and then grill over a stove-top gas flame, BBQ, or simply in the toaster. Remember colour is flavour, so a bit of char is good.
- Step 2
- Cut the end of a garlic cloves and rub across the ciabatta.
- Step 3
- Sprinkle with a good pinch of salt flakes.
- Step 4
- And generously drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.