Tomatoes on Toasted Sourdough

Why pay stupid restaurant prices for bruschetta when you can make it at home?

My local Italian restaurant charges £4.95 for bruschetta, but you can pretty much recreate the classic flavours yourself for about a quid with Justine Pattison’s Tomatoes on Toasted Sourdough recipe and knock it up in 10 minutes. Bravo!

It’s ironic. Prior to lockdown, I could never get my hands on sourdough bread when visiting my local supermarkets. But now I’ve switched to online shopping deliveries I can get this luxury bread and it’s a perfect snack for any time of the day. Just use some good quality olive oil and maybe a drizzle of balsamic vinegar if you’re feeling fancy.

Recipe: Tomatoes on Toasted Sourdough

Calories: 212 per serving

Serves: 2

Book: Justine Pattison: Without the Calories – Quick and Easy

Prep time: Approx 10 mins

Cooking time: Approx 5 mins


  • 2 large ripe tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 4 thin slices sourdough bread (each about 35g)
  • ½ garlic clove
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Ground black pepper

Cost per portion: Approx £0.63


Mix the tomatoes with the vinegar, a good pinch of salt and lots of ground black pepper.

Toast the bread or cook it on a hot griddle until lightly browned. Rub 1 side of each piece of toast with the garlic then put the toast on a plate.


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