This simple tomato bruschetta is the perfect (make ahead) appetiser bursting with fresh Italian flavours of juicy cherry tomatoes, bright fresh basil and sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar. It's all topped onto golden crusty bread and smoky grilled halloumi cheese. The perfect (easy) show stopping appetiser or snack.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1/2bunch fresh basilchopped
1/4cupextra virgin olive oil
2Tablespoonswhite balsamic vinegar
fresh black pepper
salt to taste
2Tablespoonsolive oil for grilling the bread.
1/2baguette or crusty Italian loafthinly sliced
block of halloumi sliced and grilledoptional
fresh basil leaves
balsamic vinegar reduction
Quarter the cherry tomatoes and place in a small mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and the fresh basil. Mix together and season with salt and pepper.
Grill the halloumi, if using. Grill according to these instructions.
Slice the bread about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Using a pastry brush, coat the bread in a thin layer of the oil. Grill on a grill pan or in a frying pan until lightly toasted and golden.
Lay the bread flat and place a slice of grilled halloumi on top. Top the halloumi with the chopped tomato bruschetta mix. Garnish with basil leaves and a drizzle of oil and balsamic glaze if desired.