Bruschetta is a favorite of mine. I just love the concept, because really, it’s just toast. And who doesn’t love toast? A little garlic, good olive oil and salt on top, please keep it coming. So anything you put on top beyond that is just showing off. For my recent garden party, I made four kinds of toppings; tomato and basil, white bean and olive, ricotta and corn, and spuma di tonna or tuna mouse.
The tomato combination is a natural this time of year with seasonal ingredients. Since my tomatoes are not ready yet (darnit!), I picked some up at the farm stand down the street. I used my recently harvested garlic and onions, along with fresh basil from my backyard garden, mixed with olive oil and salt.