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FoodAudrey Chong


Nothing makes fresh tomatoes sing like a bruschetta.

For a symphonic Italian opera for your taste buds, pair fresh tomatoes with hand-shredded sweet basil leaves, punchy garlic and a sourdough slice hot out of the oven. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle some sea salt and you’ll be hearing Pavarotti in your kitchen!


  • 2 large slices of sourdough bread
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes taste amazing if you can find it
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Handful of sweet basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, preferably Italian
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Slice cherry tomatoes into quarters, first across and then lengthwise and put into a mixing bowl.
  2. Pick the sweet basil leaves off the main stem and shred them by hand into mixing bowl.
  3. Mince 1 clove of garlic on a microplane or with a garlic press into mixing bowl.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of olive into the mixing bowl and give the ingredients a gentle toss for an even distribution of garlic.
  5. Toast bread till golden brown. While still warm, gently rub a clove of garlic over the bread.
  6. To assemble, spoon the tossed tomato-basil mix to on top of the bread.

Drizzle the bruschetta with the remaining olive oil, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and enjoy!