Bruschetta is a popular Italian antipasto dish. This is a very simple, but delicious dish. It consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and then finished with various toppings. A traditional topping for bruschetta is just fresh tomatoes, seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper.
In Tuscany there is an even simpler form of this dish which is known as ‘fettunta’. The bread is grilled and then topped with just olive oil. This is the way the people of the Tuscany region have traditionally celebrated tasting the very first oil of the season for centuries.
The wonderful thing about bruschetta is that you can choose your own toppings. There are a number of variations you could try including different cold meats, cheeses and vegetables. One delicious option is bruschetta with zucchini and goats cheese. The smoky, rich taste of the zucchini contrasts beautifully with the fresh, tartness of the soft goats cheese to create a delicious dish.