Tomato and Anchovy Bruschetta, cooking with Laura series

I love summer.

I love the heat, the fresh food with its bright colours and the freedom that only summer can give you. And of course I love going to Italy every year to visit my beloved family.

This is my sister Laura, young and full of enthusiasm. She loves good food and she is a great cook!

During the next few weeks Laura will be featured on my blog and she will share some of her fresh and easy summer recipes.

Anchovy and tomato bruschetta recipe

I suggested we make the most of our mamma’s gorgeous tomatoes. They are abundant in dad’s field, so tasty and juicy. These sun kissed tomatoes are good just as they are. You can munch them just like you were eating an apple.

mamma's tomatoes

Laura has made some beef tomato and basil bruschetta with fresh ricotta cheese. You can use any rustic bread you like, a baguette would do too. Slice the bread, toast it a little and drizzle generously with olive oil.

olive oil

Wash and slice the beef tomatoes and put one on each slice of bread.


Chop finely a handful of basil leaves with a garlic clove and mix it with 3 tbsp of olive oil. Spread it on the tomato.

basil paste

Put some ricotta on the tomato


Garnish with a basil leaf and drizzle with olive oil.

tomato and basil bruschetta

Another tasty and simple bruschetta is with chopped basil, anchovy and black olives.

anchovy bruschetta

You can add a slice of tomato if you like

anchovy and tomato bruschetta

And here you have a beautiful plate of freshly made bruschetta. Pair it with a glass of good quality wine and nothing could be better as a tasty and fresh appetizer on a hot summer day!


Anchovy and tomato bruschetta recipe Anchovy and tomato bruschetta recipe

And I needed to share this: Laura and her beloved pussy cat Rubio.

laura and her pussy cat!

I am entering this into “Cooking with Herbs” hosted by Karen.

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11 Responses to Tomato and Anchovy Bruschetta, cooking with Laura series

  1. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,

    What a wonderful idea to share your sister Laura’s recipes. Your sister is lovely and you are very blessed to have such a terrific family. I love her outfit with the red and white checks. As you know I love animals and Rubio is just gorgeous!
    The appetizers look awesome as well as the tomatoes. I agree I could just eat one of the tomatoes just like an apple. The bruschetta with chopped basil, anchovy, and black olives, oh my! I would love a piece with a nice glass of wine…family, friends, and a beautiful summer day, can’t be better than that!
    Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week ahead, looking forward to seeing more of Laura’s goodies.

    Dottie 🙂

  2. Linda

    Looks great! Your sister is a cutie, just like you. I love Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and basil. The ricotta is different for me, however it looks yummy.

  3. Louise

    HI Alida and Laura!
    Wow! Your sister sure does look a lot like you Alida:)

    It’s so funny, I just this minute published a post about tomatoes. Your Dad’s tomatoes look scrumptious! Oh how I adore bruschetta. It’s my favorite taste of Summer. I think I’ll nibble on the anchovy bruschetta. It looks delicious!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida and thank you too Laura too:) Her cat is so “purty.”

  4. Diana

    Hi Alida…..your sis to too cute! Y’all are both too cute! Great post, recipe I cannot wait to try…(love bruschetta)……looks like you are already settled back in Italy!!! 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you Angie!

  5. Karen

    FAB FAB FAB Alida! I love all the photos and the those amazing little bruschetta too! Karen XXXX

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  7. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Wow….. you look like twins! Those tomatoes look fantastic. The bruschetta is beautiful…. the perfect way to use them!

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  9. Barbara

    Your sister looks like you. Amazing.
    Those tomatoes are so yummy. I will try the recipe 🙂

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