Why do I always wait to eat Bruschetta in a restaurant? It is such a deliciously light meal to have on a summer's day, sitting in the garden.
With the heat of the last couple of days, cooking in the kitchen has not really appealed, we have been eating salads, under the shade of a parasol, outside instead.
We made this simple version of a bruschetta on Sunday.
4 slices of a good artisanal white loaf
1 clove garlic
3 or 4 good sized tomatoes
Fresh Coriander or Basil
Lightly toast the slices of bread.
Whilst still warm rub with the peeled clove of garlic and drizzle with olive oil.
Meanwhile cut the tomatoes into 16ths (horizontal and vertical- so you have wedge shaped pieces)
Finely slice the shallot, add to the tomatoes with some roughly chopped coriander .
Place the tomato mixture on the prepared toast and enjoy.
We had a little tomato mixture left over and it made a perfect salad with pitta bread, houmous and olives. The perfect garden picnic.
This meal would be perfect any time of the year, but especially this week as it's National Vegetarian Week!