This is probably one of the easiest things in the world to make, and also one of the foods that gets most often made completely wrong. For some reason, while anyone can make a good bruschetta, because bruschetta is always good – making an excellent bruschetta is a lot more difficult. 

Ingredients (makes 4)

  • loaf of Italian bread
  • 2 tomatoes
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 5-10 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparation (10 minutes)

Cut 4 slices of bread from the loaf of bread and put them on a grill (you can also just stick them in the oven or microwave if you’re lazy, but they’ll taste better if you grill them). Chop up all of the tomatoes into little pieces about 1cm thick, and stick them in a bowl. Chop the garlic into a couple of pieces and add that into the bowl. Chop up the fresh basil and add it to the bowl, together with the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything around until it’s evenly distributed. Once the bread is crisp, stick it on a plate and spoon the tomatoes from the bowl onto them.