Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bruschetta




What do you do when you feel like eating something special without taking a lot of effort to make it? This weekend I made bruschetta for late evening snack. Bruschetta pronounced as "brus╦łketta" is usually served as an appetizer along with soup. It is a beautiful dish which has all the three favorite Italian colors- White, Green and Red. It makes a tasty tangy and cheezzy snack to make without spending much time. The toppings may vary-one can experiment with different kinds of vegetables like pepper, beans; different meats and cheeses can be substituted as per one's taste. I have even seen fruit bruschetta's recipes made using peaches, apples and various cheeses in some of the television shows. My version includes cilantro which I love a lot and use to make the basil flavor a little milder. I am sending this recipe to WYF: Light Meal event announcement. I served it with coffee, but it can also be served with
minestrone soup.


Ingredients
loaf of Italian bread or French bread or garlic bread
2 tomatoes
powdered parmesan cheese
olive oil
chopped coriander leaves or parsley as per one's choice
chopped basil
pepper and salt for taste

Method

De-seed the tomatoes and dice them. Slice the bread loaf into 1/2 inch pieces. Drizzle olive oil on the bread. Sprinkle the diced tomatoes, parsley or coriander leaves, basil and cheese on the bread. Sprinkle salt and pepper for taste. Bake the bread till the cheese melts on the bread. Serve immediately to avoid a soggy bruschetta.

Serve hot with minestrone soup.


3 comments:

EC said...

Looks colourful...thanks for participating

bindiya said...

Supriya this is my favorite, your recipe looks easy and delicious!

Supriya Nair said...

wow...my fav...love bruschettas...hey supriya...regarding the award, you can save the award pic and then create a post on your blog. Answering the questions is not mandatory...but it will be fun thinking about the answers that are one worded. :)