Sandwiches or bread slices are excellent and quick way to make some yummy appetizer or snacks and all you need is just few minutes to prepare an appetizing platter. For accompanying the afternoon tea snacks or for your book club, bruschetta are great way to fill up your guest, it is easy and universally popular and can be literally topped with anything under the sun, just run your imagination wild. :)In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular antipasto and a basic recipe involves just rubbing the slices of toasted bread with garlic or olive oil and then seasoned with just salt and pepper.You can make your own Italian loaf or you can buy it from the deli section of your grocery store. If you are using Italian loaf then go for the herbed one for extra flavor, it really taste wonderful.
Among the many toppings that I have tried so far, this remains my most favorite one, pesto, sun dried tomato and mozzarella cheese, this one simply taste amazing.
This post is part of Day 4 of the 10th edition of blogging marathon under the theme “Guilt Free Snacks“
Recipe: Brushetta with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes
Summary: In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular antipasto and a basic recipe involves just rubbing the slices of toasted bread with garlic or olive oil and then seasoned with just salt and pepper.
- Italian loaf or baguette : 1
- Pesto : 1 cup or packet
- Sun dried tomato : 1 packet
- Mozzarella cheese shredded
- Garlic or olive oil to rub the bread
- Cut the Italian loaf or Baguette in slices and toast them in the oven.
- Rub the garlic or drizzle some olive oil over the toasted slices.
- Spread evenly the pesto on each of the toasted slices.
- Top it with sundried tomato cut into slivers.
- Top it with shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Serve immediately.
Bruschetta are best made at the last moment to prevent the bread drying out or the toppings from making the bread soggy. You can also try making the bruschetta with hot dog rolls.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 2