Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pesto breakfast bruschetta
Bruschetta is a popular Italian appetizer but can also be served as a breakfast menu. Bruschetta is from the Italian word “bruscare” which means “to roast over coals”. Traditional tomato bruschetta is made with large vine tomatoes and fresh basil leaves, but I have used cherry tomatoes in this recipe. The taste of fresh cherry tomato sauce topped with pesto or basil feels like a summer holiday by the beach. The aroma and flavour of garlic and olive oil in the tomato sauce makes this breakfast bruschetta perfect.
Fresh basil is the most common topping used for tomato breakfast bruschetta, but I have used homemade pesto in my own twist, and it tastes super delicious. Also, I used toasted sourdough bread but you can use French baguette or Italian bread. See how to make homemade pesto in 5mins here
1 pack of cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, homemade pesto, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1 knob of butter, 2 garlic cloves , 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar and toasted French baguette or Italian bread to serve.
Bruschetta can also be served with guacamole to make guacamole bruschetta. See simple homemade guacamole recipe here
Tools and Utensils in this recipe
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to peel tomatoes for Bruschetta?
It depends on what type of tomatoes you’re using. With cherry tomatoes, as seen in my garlic and tomato sauce recipe, I didn’t have to peel the skin off; cutting or mashing will do. However, if you’re using other bigger vine tomatoes, peeling the skin off will increase the juiciness and flavour of the tomato sauce.
Is bruschetta served hot or cold?
Traditional Italian tomato Bruschetta is served hot from the grill. This is more practical when it is homemade.
Why is my bruschetta soggy?
If you’re using vine tomatoes, cut your tomatoes into half, scoop the seeds and the inner parts of the tomatoes before dicing. This removes the tomato juice that makes bruschetta soggy.
Is bruschetta the same as Crostini?
The difference is the size of the baguettes used. Crostini is traditionally made with small pieces of French baguette while Bruschetta is made with Sourdough bread or bigger slices of French Baguette.
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