The term bruschetta gets thrown around anytime a piece of fancy toast with toppings is served, but technically bruschetta is just a grilled piece of bread brushed with olive oil and rubbed with garlic. Most often you see it topped with fresh tomatoes and basil, but the possibilities are endless when you start thinking about what to pile on. Here’s the basic tomato version to get you started.
Special equipment: You will need a pastry brush.
This recipe was featured as part of our story on Bruschetta, the Fancy Toast for Parties.
For the bread: