Bruschetta is a rustic dish that originated from farmers’ need to store bread and is now considered an appetizer.
It consists of a slice of stale bread or bread roasted on the grill or in the oven, on which a clove of garlic is rubbed while hot, which will melt with the bread due to the heat; the slice is then seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and salt; the oil should be as flavorful as possible; in addition, chopped tomato and arugula or wild fennel may be added.
- 4 slices of thick-
crusted Italian country bread approximately 3/8 inch (1 cm) thick
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled
- 4 cherry tomatoes, diced
virgin olive oil
- arugula leaves to taste
- oregano (optional)
- salt to taste
Preheat an oven, broiler, or toaster, or light up a charcoal fire.
Grill the bread on both sides until golden brown.
Lightly rub the garlic on the surface of the bread.
Pour a thin stream of olive oil on the bread and sprinkle with salt.
Add the cherry tomatoes and arugula leaves.
You can sprinkle with a little oregano if you like.
Serve while still warm.
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