Bruschetta is really just an Italian salsa – humble and made with few ingredients, it was traditionally used to top stale bread in an effort to revive it. All bruschetta has four main ingredients – diced tomatoes, salt, extra virgin olive oil and basil, but people adapt it to their tastes. In this recipe, I’ve added red onion to give a little bit of bite. I used my bruschetta here to top toasted ciabatta bread, but you can use it on crostini, crackers – whatever you like!


  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 5 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, torn gently
  • salt, to taste


  1. Begin by dicing your tomatoes and onions finely. Ensure that both vegetables are diced to be similar sizes. Put together in a bowl.
  2. Salt the tomatoes and toss. Pour over the extra virgin olive oil and toss again.
  3. Gently tear the basil into very small pieces and add them. Gently mix together.
  4. Taste – add extra salt if needed. Serve at room temperature with crostini, toasted bread or cracker.

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