Fakie bruschetta

  • 8 ripe plum tomatoes, diced and drained
  • A handful of basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Half a lemon
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A loaf of whole-grain/brown bread
It's fakie bruschetta because I don't toast the bread, or cook the tomatoes. Italian tomatoes are the best* and so full of flavour that I like to eat it raw :)
  • In a bowl, toss together the drained tomatoes, basil leaves, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Sautée the garlic in a little olive oil for a couple of minutes, just enough for it to soften and become aromatic. Pour onto the tomatoes.
  • Squeeze the lemon over it, and mix well.
  • Serve over thick slices of bread or as a refreshing side garnish to burgers and other meat dishes.

*compared to, oh, the other 6 countries I've lived in...