Recipe: Bruschetta

Bruschetta, toast, bread, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

Bruschetta for brunch, anyone?

I love this simple little meal, either for breakfast or as a snack. It’s so quick and easy, and the flavours just burst in your mouth!

Bruschetta, toast, bread, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

I’m falling back in love with bread again. To be honest, I never really fell out of love with it. Bread is one of the best things in the world, in my opinion. But for a while, I kind of *tried* to stay away from it because, well, everyone was staying away from it. Bread was the dreaded carb-loaded temptress sitting pretty in quaint woven baskets at restaurant tables, served with creamy, golden pats of butter and, god forbid, sea salt. No one worth their thigh gap would be caught eating bread. As Blair Waldorf said to Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, “You haven’t eaten bread since middle school!” (although, to be honest, she had been spotted eating bread in the last episode. See? Even the gorgeous Serena can’t say no to bread.)

Bruschetta, toast, bread, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

But to be honest? Thigh gaps are so passé. And so is not eating bread. Bread is awesome! Bread is fine as long as we’re not gorging ourselves on entire loaves of it a day (something I was totally guilty of back in my carefree skinny-metabolism teenage days). Wholewheat bread is healthy and yummy, especially when spread with creamy fresh avocado or a couple of carefully poached eggs runny with golden yolk. Or, as we have here, wholewheat bread served with scrumptious fresh tomatoes on the top and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. All hail bread, the queen of grains!

Bruschetta, toast, bread, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

Easy-Peasy Bruschetta (Serves one)

Ingredients:

  • Two slices of wholewheat bread
  • Four to six cherry, grape or roma tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Pepper

Directions:

Toast your bread. Wash and slice the tomatoes up into very small pieces and arrange on top of your toast. Garnish with fresh parsley. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy guilt-free on a lazy Saturday morning with a cup of tea and your favourite magazine!

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