Bruchettes with Tomato & Basil

Ingredient

Wheat bread- 5 slices
Olive oil-2 tsp
2 Cloves of garlic (lehsun), finely chopped
For the topping (approx. makes 1 cup)
5 Medium sized tomatoes
Chopped fresh basil leaves-1 tbsp
Dried oregano-1 tsp
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

For the topping

  1. Cut each tomato into half lengthwise and gently remove all the seeds and pulp.
  2. Finely chop the tomatoes, add in all the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Keep aside for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Drain out the excess liquid. Keep aside.

Method

  1. Brush some olive oil and garlic onto each bread slice, cut them diagonally into two and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 3 to 4 minutes till they are lightly toasted.
  2. Top each toasted piece with 1½ tablespoons of the topping cut into two equal pieces and serve immediately.

NOTE: YOU CAN MAKE IT ON NON STICK PAN ALSO

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