Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- Bread, ideally freshly sliced
- Extravirgin Olive oil
- Beans or tomatoes (optional)
- Hot coals, if possible
There are lots of variations to bruschetta.
- One of the tastiest:
After rubbing the slices with the garlic, rub them with a very ripe cut tomato as well (or spread a thin layer of chopped tomatoes seasoned with basil, salt & pepper over the slices). Then sprinkle with olive oil and season. In addition to being a fine appetizer, this is a traditional merenda, or afternoon snack.
- And another:
Boil cannellini (white) beans, use a slotted spoon to spoon them over the toasted bread, season the bruschetta with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and serve. In my experience, people ask for seconds and thirds of this variation.