Have you ever fallen completely in love with an ingredient? It caught your eye, and didn’t let go? No?
Until I came across these beauties. It was love at first sight.
I have fallen head over heels in love with these stunning tomatoes. Ever since I bought them, I have been staring at them, just because they were such a big difference than the normal (slightly boring) red tomatoes that I always buy. And because they are so absolutely gorgeous.
But seriously, just look at them. Aren’t they beautiful? Those colours. Those shapes. And the taste. Oh my.
Even more fascinating on the inside!
So, fate decided that I should use these tomatoes on the day that one of my favourite football teams was playing in the World Cup. Italy. I know, I know. I’m not Italian. Not even a bit. But don’t rub it in my face, please? Anyhow, of course I am ridiculously happy that my actual country team is through to the next round! Hurray! Go The Netherlands!! But I still need to show my love and support to the Italian team, just because (and no, not because all players are pretty darn hot which is a bonus though).
Straying off topic.
Back to the tomatoes. I had just bought them, and had the crushing need to use them immediately and show them to you guys. However, I did not want them to go to anonymity in a dish which happened to also have tomatoes in it. Oh no. These tomatoes should have the leading role, be the star player, be that one thing this dish was revolving around.
What better way to achieve this than by making the extremely flavourful and simple dish called Bruschetta. To clarify, the name for the dish is really for the whole dish. So the bread and the tomato salad included. I have read a couple of articles which state that the tomato salad only is called bruschetta. It’s not.
Bruschetta is just about the easiest recipe in the world. You can prepare it in the morning, or even a day ahead. Even better, as all the flavours will be mixed together, and will create a insanely tasteful dish.
I would suggest to serve it tonight in support of La Forza Azzurri! I know I’ll be doing so, and hoping and praying they will also make it through!
Enjoy your Tuesday!
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