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.
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.
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.
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.
Put some ricotta on the tomato
Garnish with a basil leaf and drizzle with olive oil.
Another tasty and simple bruschetta is with chopped basil, anchovy and black olives.
You can add a slice of tomato if you like
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!
And I needed to share this: Laura and her beloved pussy cat Rubio.
I am entering this into “Cooking with Herbs” hosted by Karen.