The Italian verb, “buscare” means to “roast over coals”, and “busciare”, means to burn or toast. An antipasto, the original, unadorned way of serving “bruschetta”, is with grilled bread rubbed with some garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. A popular variation is adding tomatoes. In other ways, it  may be topped with some vegetables, meats, or cheese.

Each time I find beautiful tomatoes at the weekend market, I make these the minute I get home. My eyes close every time and have this big satisfaction with every bite! Yummy!!!

Yield: 2 servings


  • 4 Fresh, Ripened Tomatoes – washed and chopped 
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped plus 1 Garlic Clove, Halved
  • Basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 4 Slices of Good Sourdough Bread
  • Salt and Pepper



Combine tomatoes, chopped garlic and basil leaves and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Slice sourdough about 1/2-3/4″ thick. Toast. Rub halved garlic and top with tomatoes. Serve and enjoy! 

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