Monday, July 16, 2007

Bruschetta



Bruschetta, pronounced as [brus'ket.ta], is an Italian snack or appetizer.It consists of grilled Italian bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of spicy red pepper, tomato, vegetables and/or cheese.
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I created my own version of Bruschetta.

Ingredients

Italian bread
extra virgin olive oil
1tsp Italian seasoning (consists of marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano and basil)
Salt and pepper



For the topping

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped lettuce
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped mint
3-4 tbsp Mayonnaise

Preparation

Cut the bread as shown in the picture.


Place a grill pan over medium-high heat.Drizzle the bread slices with olive oil. Grill the bread until golden on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.Sprinkle the bread slices with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

For the topping:
In a medium bowl combine all the given ingredients and gently stir.
To serve, spoon the topping on the bread and serve or place the topping in a bowl and serve with the grilled bread alongside.

40 comments:

Chris said...

Your version looks delicious! (As does the wine...hee!)

Anh said...

a rather healthy and delicious version of the popular bruschetta... I love it!

Priyanka said...

another great recipe!!!

musical said...

Mail me some, Sharmi! i just got back home and am really hungry :) . I love this yummy snack!

sra said...

Really nice and simple, Sharmi!

Kajal said...
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Kajal said...

WOW.....great dish you present....I am hungry my dear plz send one piece for me....Looks yummy and mouth-watering.:)))

Sreelu said...

Sharmi,

Nice variation for a Bruschetta

Suganya said...

I love bruschetta with tea. They are quite refreshing. I have never used cucumber or mayo in mine. Thats new..

ColourMeCrazy said...
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WokandSpoon said...

That looks like a healthy snack! I tend to use loads of garlic and peppers but this looks like a nice refreshing change!

Padmaja said...

I love to taste those sharmi!!!
delicious!!

Asha said...

Great comforting snack.I love it anytime.

archana said...

A nice variation :) I have always had them in restaurants. Would like to make them it looks easy :)

Laavanya said...

That looks pretty and is definitely an interesting twist.

Richa said...

that is such a nice change, looks yum :)

Padma said...

These days I am a big fan of bruschetta, thanks to Giada of Everyday Italian, you will also see another bruschetta topping in my next post, Your version with mayo sounds yummy!

Pravs said...

Looks like a nice snack...have not tried bruschetta so far.

Tee said...

Love your bruschetta recipe!

Dumela said...

somehow i cant comment on the previous post... i love your waermelon kulfi, looks so yummyyyyy... nice bruschetta too...

bee said...

yay. my radio station is back.

KitchenAromas said...

Interesting version indeed!

Saju said...

nice one!

Cynthia said...

I am honoured to have such a talented friend like you. You totally rock!

Shivapriya said...

I often make this, I use french bread will post mine sometime. Thanks for yummy recipe

Vcuisine said...

An interesting snack Sharmi. Viji

Taste of Mysore said...

Looks delicious dear. Another lovely receipe!

SMN said...

hey Sharmi luks so tempting.. im hvng fever no taste.. i thnk i sud grab this and eat..

DEEPA said...

very simple and tasty recipe .will surely try

Linda said...

Looks delicious Sharmi - mayo is a rich touch for that :)

Neelam said...

A very healthy snack! Thanks for sharing!

Komal said...
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Komal said...

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Cinnamon said...

A delicious and a nutritious recipe. The pic is so appealng, that I would like to gulp down one :)
And I also want to comment on ur prev post, pic of the matka kulfi is too good, I liked the matkas very much :)

Sia said...

sooooooooooo sorry darling i couldn't come b4 to check ur posts n leave a line. been busy all these days. hw have u been?
i love the way u have adapted bruschetta. very healthy and fresh. went through ur meme and felt we have many things in common:)

USHA said...

hmmm..yummy bruschetta...looks creamy and tempting...

Chandrika said...

Great photo and a healthy recipe!

Shilpa said...

Hey, I recently made quite a number of bruschettas, too! Not sure if you like garlic like I do, but I usually use the grilled bread like a grater, rubbing the garlic quite hard so that bits get stuck in the holes! :) Of course, this way, it "burns" more, but I love it! :)

Hima said...

That is a neat presentation. Love it.

Suma Gandlur said...

That one looks healthy.