Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer dish prepared during November to taste the newly prepared olive oil. This is a very quick recipe and easy to follow. I prepared this as a main course meal along with soup. Here we have a farmer's market in the neighborhood that sells freshly baked Italian bread and rolls. There will be a rush for this bread always and I love that freshly baked smell very much. So we pick up three or four big breads for a dollar (unbelievable price:) ) whenever we go there. I adopted this recipe from various foodnetwork tv shows according to our taste. Try this bruschetta and enjoy !
Bread rolls - 1
small avocado - 1
butter - 1 tsp
extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)- 2 tbsp
garlic powder - 1 tsp
basil leaf - 3
salt - to taste
pepper - 1 tbsp
onion - 1
cherry tomato - few
tomato sauce (ketchup) - few tsp
Heat oven to 350 deg F.
Slice the rolls in to thick slices in diagonal way (larger surface).
Mix butter, Evoo, salt, garlic powder, pepper powder , finely chopped basil leaf to a paste.
Brush this mixture over the bread.
Sprinkle few pieces of sliced onion.
Bake for 6- 8 minutes for denser breads and lesser for white rolls.
Spread coarsely mashed avocado and top with sliced cherry tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Bruschetta is ready!
Serve as appetizer or side dish with soup.
Shredded cheese can also be added on top.
Instead of baking in oven, the bread can be fried in butter in a pan and spread the topping.
Avocado and tomato sauce is purely optional.