This is another favorite among our collection of easy Italian recipes. Aside from being simple and quick to make, this Italian recipe of Tomato Bruschetta has the freshness and flavor of authentic Italian ingredients to make up a healthy and tasty lunch altogether.
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- ½ tablespoon cider vinegar
- ¼ cup shaved parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 15-20 pieces baby arugula leaves
- 6 slices French bread
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- Handful of chopped parsley, stalks discarded
- 3 tomatoes, diced
- Salt, sugar and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, mix the tomato puree, mustard, garlic, vinegar and season to taste with some sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until well mixed.
- Preheat the grill to the hottest setting and place the slices of bread on the rack in the grill pan, and brush gently and lightly with oil. Toast the bread until golden and crisp.
- Add the spring onions, parsley and thyme to the tomato mixture and toss until even. Stir in the diced tomatoes and arugula and mix well.
- Turn the bread slices over the untoasted sides and cover the top with the tomato mixture and shaved parmesan. Slide the bruschetta close together and cook under the grill not too close to the heat for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned in places.
- Transfer to a plate and garnish with herbs and drizzle with olive oil.
Sometimes, acid or something sour plays an important role in seasoning a dish, and not just salt, sugar or pepper. This easy Italian recipe calls for cider vinegar. If cider vinegar is not available, you can always use white wine vinegar or lemon instead.