Authentic Italian Bruschetta... the way we like it! :)
Here is another summer recipe that prepares in minutes, and never fails to score a hit! It is basically a bruschetta prepared with a unique kind of crispy bread sold all over Italy called ‘friselle’ (round and doughnut-like), or ‘crostini’ (slices of bread). I’m pretty sure that similar breads are sold in most places, and you are looking for any kind of crunchy bread that has been completely dehydrated. However, if you can’t find this bread you can go the usual way, which is to get the best fresh bread you can find, grill or toast a few slices, and use them as a base for this amazing starter.

To make the bruschette you will need:
oregano, fresh or dry
balsamic vinegar, or regular apple vinegar
olive oil
salt and pepper

- Gently rub a peeled clove of garlic onto one surface of the slices.
- If you can find crunchy bread, wet the slices under running water for just a second; this will soften the outer layer, but retain the internal crunch. If using regular bread, grill it or toast it to make the slices a little crispy.
- Dice as many tomatoes as needed to cover the slices, and distribute them over the surface of the bread.
- Add some oregano, vinegar, black pepper and salt, and a touch of olive oil if desired.

To give you an idea about how much we love this simple recipe, we are having a “virgin” Mojito (no alcohol) every evening before dinner, and 2 or 3 of these bruschette along with the drink - absolutely fantastic and as summery as it can possibly be!