Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Tomato and basil bruschetta
So my ankle is still giving me trouble and is refusing to heal, which means that I have been deprived of any form of exercise for the past two and a half weeks, and this is driving me mad! I'm feeling unfit and flabby and I am really starting to miss running.

The fear of piling on the pounds has left me monitoring my food intake somewhat religiously, and it's something I don't particularly enjoy. I mean, do calories even mean anything when faced with a slice of luscious cheese pizza? Normally I would say no, but right now, my brain is telling me YES YES YES!! Calories mean everything!

And so I push aside the thoughts of a delicious pizza and instead indulge in this tomato and basil bruschetta on a slice of homemade ciabatta. It's simple to throw together, delicious as these classic flavours compliment each other wonderfully and above all healthy!

And really, it tastes almost as good as pizza!

Tomato Bruschetta

Serves 2-4


1 large tomato, de-seeded and chopped
Handful of basil leaves, torn
3 garlic cloves, diced finely
A healthy glug of olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Mix all ingredients in a big bowl and mix well. Check for seasoning.
  2. Grill or toast a slice of ciabatta, or any crusty bread of your preference. 
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and top with tomato mix.


  1. Oh dear.. i hope your ankle is feeling better. I totally understand how you feel.

  2. Hi Nish, I am new to your blog. You have a lovely space. Hope your ankle is better...the bruschetta looks delish! Your new follower, Suchi

  3. Pizza is reeeeeeaally good but this sounds great too!!!

  4. Hope your ankle heals soon, i know how you feel. i love running and it always suck when you have an injury to your foot. the bruschetta looks so delicious. you mentioned homemade ciabatta bread do you also have a recipe for it.

  5. Hey Nish!! :) Sorry about your ankle, but I on the other hand need a reason not to work out. 2.5 weeks is a bit much, so I can understand you feeling unfit. This is a great substitute for pizza. Love the pic.

  6. Sorry about your ankle. Take care of it. There is nothing better than fresh bruschetta! It is so simple and delicious.

  7. I hope your ankle gets better soon!
    And the bruschetta is gorgeous.

  8. I love this bruschetta recipe! it looks so fresh and healthy! I'm sure it is just as good as any pizza, and it is so much healthier!!!! Love to try this soon! :-) Hope your ankle is feeling better!Take care

  9. The only thing i do different is i add some cheese. :)

    hope you feel better soon.

  10. Very nice and seems a popular recipe among many food bloggers though I never tried it before. My other half will drool over this bruschetta because he is such a big eater for bread. Will be a good try for this weekend for him.

  11. Bruschetta looks lovely. Love those flavours. I have never tried basil!

  12. Sorry about you ankle :( But this bruschetta looks amazing, def a good choice for being healthy although sometimes I like to put veggies on pizza and call it a well balanced meal :)

  13. ouch ! Hope you are feeling better now ! Bruschetta looks fabulous ! Great to get connected on Foodbuzz :-)

  14. I've been making a version of this for years, but mine never looks this elegant. Love the use of ciabatta!

  15. I agree with Cucina, I do make this with my regular GF bread but it never looked as presentable as yours.

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