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The Colorful World of Bruschetta


The origin of bruschetta is ancient; in fact, there is no specific information regarding the birth of this snack. Although everyone says that the origin is from Campania, it seems that bruschetta also appeared in the kitchens of Tuscany and Lazio. Bruscare, which means to burn, also belongs to the primitive Roman / Lazio dialect.

Imagine that the bruschetta's origin is so ancient that the Etruscans used oil in it for the first time.

Bruschetta was originally a snack for field workers. It is characterized by fresh tomatoes, oil, garlic, and sometimes oregano.

In the different Italian regions, bruschetta, a slice of toasted and seasoned bread, is called various names in other parts: “fettunta” in Tuscany; “Soma d’aj” in Piedmont, the name deriving from a load of donkeys (soma) and garlic (aj); and “Fedda ruscia,” that is “toasted slice,” in Calabria.

Arriving today, the bruschetta has been enriched with ingredients and variations while keeping the base of toasted bread as a staple.

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Cooking Method
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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer with grilled bread topped with various ingredients such as tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil. The most traditional version is bruschetta al pomodoro, which includes tomatoes and basil. Here's how to make it:

  • 1 long baguette
  • Classic Bruschetta
  • 2 slices of grilled bread
  • 1/2 garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • salt
  • oregano
  • 1-2 basil leaves
  • Bruschetta with egg and avocado cream
  • 2 slices of grilled bread
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • lemon juice
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • Bruschetta with prosciutto or capocollo and cream cheese
  • 2 slices of grilled bread
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 slices of prosciutto or capocollo
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • Bruschetta with spinach and cremini mushrooms
  • 2 slices of grilled bread
  • 10 baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
    • This recipe is only for eight slices of bread.
    • One long baguette sliced ¼ "thick on the bias.
    • Grill them on both sides under the oven or on a non-stick pan. If you have the press and sandwich maker panini, it is perfect for toasting.
  1. Classic Bruschetta
    • First, wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them into small pieces, season them with oil, salt, and oregano, and leave them aside.
    • In the meantime, season the slices of bread by rubbing them with a clove of garlic.
    • Then, pour a little oil and a pinch of salt on each. Arrange the slices of bread in a pan and make the first side crisp before turning them.
    • Remove them from the heat and spread a spoonful of cherry tomatoes on each.
  2. Bruschetta with egg and avocado cream
    • Divide the avocado in two by cutting the length and the entire surface.
    • With a spoon, empty the avocado. Place it in a food processor glass.
    • Add the oil, a pinch of salt, and half a lemon juice. Be careful to prevent lemon seeds from going into the rest of the ingredients.
    • Run the mixer at maximum speed for 1 minute until you have obtained a cream with a smooth consistency.
    • Slice the hard-boiled egg.
    • Spread the avocado cream on the bread, put a slice of egg on top of the cream, and season with salt, pepper, and dill.
  3. Bruschetta with prosciutto or capocollo and cream cheese
    • In a food processor, combine cream cheese, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
    • Spread the cream on top of each toasted bread.
    • Top with a slice of prosciutto or capocollo.
  4. Bruschetta with spinach and cremini mushrooms
    • Rub the toasted bread with the garlic clove.
    • Clean the mushrooms and slice them.
    • Wash the spinach and dry it with a paper towel.
    • In a bowl, combine spinach, mushrooms, oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
    • Top the grilled bread with the garnish.
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