Bruschetta is a typical Italian antipasto with origins that can be traced back to the 15th century. Our Group Coordinators on the Taste of Tuscany & Umbria Convention Tour recently tried their hands at creating this tasty version, which features grilled bell peppers in place of the customary tomatoes. Buon appetito!
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1 yellow bell pepper
– 1 clove of garlic, crushed
– A few leaves of fresh basil, roughly chopped
– 2 tbsp black olives, roughly chopped
– Extra virgin olive oil
– Freshly ground black pepper
– Salt to taste
– 4 slices of ciabatta bread, toasted
1) Grill the peppers until brown. Remove from heat and let them cool. Carefully peel and discard skins.
2) Cut the peppers into strips and place them in a bowl. Add the garlic, olives and basil.
3) Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with oil and mix. Let the mixture rest few hours. Lay the bell pepper strips on toasted bread and serve.