Tuscan Tomato Bruschetta

The nice thing about staying in a house when you go away is the option to cook at home. My mum and step dad have been coming to the same place in Tuscany (between Lucca and Barga) for 10 years now with an assortment of children joining them at different times and in different combinations over the years. This year is my first visit since 2011 and despite also being his housemate, I’m here with my brother. We’re loving the combination of good food, doing very little and catching up with the family.

tomato bruschetta

Today has been very chilled, the weather has been perfect for lounging by the pool and tonight the family sat around playing bananagrams and watching Italian TV whilst I made dinner

Antonio & Paola, the couple who own La Borraccia have a sprawling farm with goats, fruit, vegetables and grapes growing all around. Earlier I went down and picked some tomatoes to make bruschetta with. The smell of them on the vine and the taste is incredible – it makes me depressed when I think of tomatoes at home!

views from La Borracia La Boraccia in Campo, Garfagnana
Easy Tomato Bruschetta

Serves 4 as a snack. So so simple but totally delicious.

  • 1 baguette cut on the slant into 2 inch thick slices.
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4-5 small-medium sized tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic

  • Put your baguette slices on the grill for 1-2 minutes until slightly dried out but not browning.
  • Rub the garlic clove into the lightly toasted surface of the bread
  • Take out from the grill and drizzle with olive oil
  • Top each slice with some tomatoes and season with salt & pepper.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top and return to the grill for 1- 2 minutes.
Tuscan tomato bruschetta

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  1. 7th September 2015 / 7:23 am

    what a lovely house… we always try and stay in a place where we can cook or at least do a bedroom picnic if all else fails!

  2. 7th September 2015 / 9:09 am

    Alex, this is a dream! Foodie heaven with photos to match xx

  3. 7th September 2015 / 9:12 am

    It's one of my favourite places on earth Dom! 🙂

  4. 7th September 2015 / 9:13 am

    Not the same without my partner in crime Vinkos!! 🙂

  5. 8th September 2015 / 10:22 am

    Wow such a beautiful views 🙂 hmm fresh tomatoes are wonderful:) great dish!:)

  6. 9th September 2015 / 6:48 am

    It's so rare at home to find tomatoes with such amazing flavour! And yes, the views are incredible! Mum calls them 'balm for her eyes'!!

  7. 26th September 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Those tomatoes look fabulous. What a brilliantly simple way to make the most of their flavour 🙂

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