Tomato bruschetta with anchovies and basil

Vegetarians will appreciate these meaty mushrooms, marinated in balsamic vinegar, chilli powder, sherry and herbs for a tangy and spicy touch.
By epicure
Published on Tuesday, 04 Nov 2014
Cuisine
Italian
Type of Meal
Starters
Vegetarian-friendly
Yes
Level of Difficulty
Easy
Speed
Quick

Serves 4 Prep time 15 minutes 
Cook Time 20 minutes

7 ripe Roma tomatoes, with a small ‘X’ incision cut on the bottom of each bruschetta mix
4 tbsp white onions, finely diced
50g green pitted olives
50g black Lalamata olive
pinch salt and freshly cracked pepper
30g canned anchovies
1 tbsp chopped basil
1tbsp olive oil

garnishes
1 clove garlic, halved
15 slices herb flat bread, toasted till crisp
1 tbsp green olives, chopped
1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • Combine all the ingredients for the bruschetta mix well, season and set aside.
  • Heat a pot of water to the boil, turn off the heat, add in the tomatoes and let sit in the hot water for 12 seconds.
  • Drain off the water, cool the tomatoes for 3 minutes, peel off their skins and deseed.
  • Cut the tomatoes to 1cm by 1cm cubes. 
  • Combine the bruschetta ingredients together with the tomatoes in a bowl.
  • Rub the garlic glove over the toasted bread and top with tomatoes, bruschetta mix, chopped green olives and sliced onions.