Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Bruschette Recipe | Abel & Cole

Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Bruschette

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Serves2 people
Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Bruschette

This classic antipasto is a favourite in Italian restaurants. We've taken things up a notch, topping crunchy toasted slices of garlic-rubbed sourdough with sweet mutlicoloured heirloom tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh, fragrant basil. This is fast, fresh summer eating, trattoria style.


  • 2 large slices of white sourdough bread
  • 2 tsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 200g heirloom tomatoes
  • 100g mozzarella
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • A pinch of sea salt

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 5 mins

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1. Brush each slice of sourdough bread with 1 tsp olive oil. To toast the bread, either pop the slices under the grill for 3-4 mins, turning once, till golden, or griddle them in a ridged pan or frying pan for 4-5 mins, turning once. Cut the toasted slices in half and pop them on 2 serving plates.
2. Roughly chop the heirloom tomatoes. Drain the mozzarella and tear it into small pieces.
3. Peel the garlic and lightly rub it over the toasted bread to flavour it. Spoon over the heirloom tomatoes and top with the mozzarella. Scatter over a few fresh basil leaves, torn in half if large, and a pinch of salt. Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve.
4. The Right Slice
When you're slicing the loaf for your bruschette, cut from the middle of the loaf and aim for slices around 2cm thick.
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