Tomato and Rocket Bruschetta recipe

(54 ratings)

tomato salsa on toasted ciabatta

  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories194 Kcal10%
Fat10 g14%
Saturated Fat1.5 g8%

A tomato salsa on top of a toasted ciabatta is a simple Italian recipe perfect for a starter with drinks, snack or light lunch tomato salsa on toasted ciabatta for a starter with drinks.

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  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 6-8 ripe tomatoes
  • Small bunch of basil
  • 6 tablespoons good olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices ciabatta bread
  • A handful of rocket leaves
  • Balsamic vinegar, optional





  1. Peel and crush 2 of the garlic cloves and put in a bowl. Quarter, deseed and roughly chop tomatoes, and add to the bowl with the torn basil, 4 tablespoons of the oil, and seasoning.
  2. Heat a griddle pan or the grill. Brush bread on both sides with rest of oil. Griddle or grill the bread on both sides. Halve the last garlic clove and rub the cut sides over the toasted bread.
  3. Pile tomato mixture on the toasts, and garnish with a few rocket leaves. Drizzle with a little more oil, and vinegar, if you like.
Top Tip for making Tomato and Rocket Bruschetta

Cookery Editor, Sue McMahon, suggests only putting the tomato mixture on the toasted ciabatta just before serving, or the bread may go soggy


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