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Bruschetta is an Antipasto – classic style starter from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. In Italy, bruschetta is often prepared using a grill. The traditional bread for bruschetta is pagnotta, Italian-style round bread with a light brown crust and the right amount of density. Its flavor and texture are reminiscent of sourdough bread. By definition, bruschetta refers to an antipasto that has a base of toasted bread that has been rubbed with raw garlic and drizzled with olive oil.
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The toppings are actually endless! In America, we have just grown to associate bruschetta with the marinated tomato variety. Bruschetta can be served hot or cold. Despite being a smaller dish, there are a few significant health benefits that come with bruschetta. Many of them are within the tomatoes! Amongst other things, they are a great source of potassium and Vitamin C. They are also a great source of antioxidants, which can help do all sorts of things for your body.
Cool bread for a few minutes, and then rub each slice with the cut side of the garlic. Drizzle bread lightly with olive oil, top with bruschetta spread and shredded Parmesan cheese, and serve. It’s just a mixture of chopped tomatoes, balsamic, basil, and garlic spooned over olive-oil-brushed slices of toasted baguette or rustic bread. It’s perfect for a party because you can make a large batch of the topping ahead of time, as well as toasting baguette slices. The freshest, ripe, and aromatic tomatoes are best for bruschetta. Plum, cherry, or beefsteak tomatoes are good choices. Tomatoes bought “on the vine” or home-grown are usually the most flavourful.
Here are a few quick-fix yet tasty options with bruschetta to make and serve loved ones:
Recipe-1] PESTO TOMATO OLIVE BRUSCHETTA
Recipe-2] COMBO DUET BRUSCHETTA
Recipe-3] CURRIED CHICKEN BRUSCHETTA
Recipe-4] HIDDEN SURPRISE BRUSCHETTA
Recipe-5] MARINATED MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA
Recipe-6] TIC TAC TOE BRUSCHETTA
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.