- 4 1/2-inch-thick slices country bread
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Heat the broiler. Put the bread on a baking sheet and brush both sides with the oil. Sprinkle with the salt.
- Broil, turning once, until the bread is brown on the outside but still slightly soft in the center, about 3 minutes. Alternatively (and more traditionally), grill the bread. Cut each slice of bread into quarters.
Variations Bruschetta can be topped with endless combinations of ingredients. Some of our favorites to try:
o Chopped tomato and basil
o Diced roasted bell peppers with crumbled goat cheese
o Drained canned tuna and capers
o Strips of Parmigiano-Reggiano
o A split garlic clove rubbed over the toast, followed by a generous drizzle of olive oil.