Italian Bruschetta: The Traditional Recipe
How to prepare Italian bruschetta recipe, a simple vegetarian appetiser: tomatoes, mozzarella and onions on toasted bread. Easy and tasty.
This popular and delicious appetiser can be found all over Italy and is thought to date back as far as Ancient Rome, when olive growers would use a slice of bread to sample their freshly pressed oil after the harvest. Always pronounced with a hard “ch” like a “k” in Italian, bruschetta comes in lots of different regional variations, such as with a type of salami called ventricina in Abruzzo. Other ingredients often added to the usual tomato and garlic topping are cheese, beans and vegetables such as peppers.