Here’s how to make bruschetta by the head chef of Franco Manca. This delicious dish features on their starter menu, and is so simple that it’s really easy to whip up at home. Once you’ve watched our step-by-step video on how to make bruschetta once you’ll be able to make it again and again. We love this classic Italian recipe as quick starter or light lunch for friends and family. You can even save yourself the hassle of individual portions and serve it sharing-style. Dish up the big bowl of tomatoes and plates of toast and let everyone help themselves. This is also fun for little ones, as they’ll love the feeling of making their own meal. The below recipe serves two people, so if you’re having a few people over simply multiply the quantities. As with any simple recipe the key to making this delicious is buying the best tomatoes. Really sweet, juicy tomatoes give you loads of flavour and lots of delicious textures. At Franco Manca they use a colouful mix of heritage tomatoes so that the dish looks as good as it tastes. Whenever you choose to enjoy this bruschetta one thing’s for sure, it’ll be super tasty!
- 150g mixed tomatoes (e.g. mini plum, piccolo, kumato, green tiger, beef)
- 6 basil leaves, chopped
- ½ tsp oregano
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 1 clove garlic
- olive oil
Chop all of your tomatoes roughly and place in a large bowl.
Add all the other ingredients, except for the bread, (basil, oregano , olive oil), season well and mix with your hands or a spoon.
Slice and toast the bread to your liking.
Scratch the garlic on the toasted bread to give it a hint of garlic flavour.
Put the chopped seasoned tomatoes on the top of the bread, add a drizzle of olive oil and enjoy!