Frugal Bruschetta is a delicious start to any meal.
It can also save you money, too! By filling up hungry tummies just before the main meal.
Line up the slices of bread on a baking tray and toast very lightly on one side under the grill.
Turn over the bread.
Mix together the garlic and olive oil and lightly brush the top side of the bread with the mix.
Place back under the grill and again very lightly toast the remaining side.
Remove from the grill and allow to cool.
Add the finely chopped red onion and shallot. Chop the tomatoes roughly and mix together in a bowl. Splash with the balsamic vinegar (only enough to just 'dampen' the mix) and place a heaped tablespoon on each piece of toast.
Recipe Hints and Tips:
- Frugal Bruschetta is not suitable for freezing and best served immediately.
And if tomatoes are in season, then this truly is a frugal starter – and delicious and refreshing too! I like to use sour dough bread for frugal bruschetta, but I usually buy it at the end of the day when it is on sale. As you will be toasting it anyway, it doesn’t matter if it isn’t super fresh!