March 9, 2008 at 8:34 pm 11 comments

I’m sure there are Italians out there who may crucify me over this recipe, but this is the way I like to do it. So apologies in advance to those who may find it slightly sacrilegious to heat the tomatoes. The girlfriend also pointed out that this was not the way she wanted it, to which I informed her that it was the last time she was getting breakfast made for her on a Sunday. The thing about a breakfast like this is, it’s the type of food that can be eaten all day really, so to serve it as a late morning breakfast, feels just right. Plus with fresh ingredients, it really gives you a zingy start to the day!
Breakfast Bruschetta

  1. A good glug of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. Punnet of Cherry Tomato’s
  3. 1 Clove of Garlic
  4. Handful of fresh Basil
  5. Some nice hearty Italian bread (Ciabatta)

This is a quick one, perfect for a quick and healthy start to the morning. Smash some garlic under a knife to quickly get rid of the skin, and then finely chop it. In a pan heat the oil and fry the garlic for one minute. Throw in the tomatoes and cover, turn down the heat and leave to soften for ten minutes. In the meantime, toast slices of bread and finely chop a good handful of fresh basil.
Remove the tomato’s from the heat and with a fork squash them down, mix in the basil and spread the mix on the toast.
Serve with a good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper.



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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. michelle @ TNS  |  March 10, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    hmmm…i was thinking “breakfast bruschetta” would be something other than tomatoes. maybe with a fried egg on top? but it looks like a great “any time of day” bruschetta!

  • 2. lorraine@italianfoodies  |  March 10, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    tut tut tut Mr Donal:) I don’t heat the tomatoes as I have been beat with an Italian wooden spoon but have to say it does look good – great photos!!

  • 3. Mansi Desai  |  March 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I love bruschetta, and your way still makes it taste great! so I’m alll for it:) you could actually send this in for the WBB-Balanced Breakfasts event I’m hosting on my blog:)

  • 4. Kevin  |  March 11, 2008 at 1:52 am

    That looks like it would make a nice breakfast. Nice photos. The colours are nice and vibrant.

  • 5. The Mood Food Blog  |  March 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Michelle- I know, but i had it for breakfast hence the name! ๐Ÿ™‚Lorraine- allo! I know I know I just find it easier to take in for the morning time! Thanks and congrats again!Mansi- Yup I had it again this morning and it’s yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool how do I do that?Kevin- Thanks- I just checked out your blog love the pics! And the roast garlic Hummus!

  • 6. Jeena  |  March 17, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Wow what a healthy treat! I can just taste the ingredients now delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 7. michael  |  July 29, 2008 at 4:13 am

    my favorite kind of bruschetta is a non-standard recipe (no tomato at all, in fact). enjoy experimenting!

  • 8. Donal  |  July 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    hmmm sounds like toast to me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 9. Peb @ Food Made Simple  |  August 12, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    i like my tomato warm too. so this is the best! put some cheese on top and bake it till cheese melts..hmmm it will be yummy!

  • 10. Donal  |  August 14, 2008 at 10:56 am

    peb- hey that sounds like a great idea! Could be a nice little appetizer!

  • 11. lesley  |  September 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    This looks yummy!


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