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
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.