Best Bruschetta with Caramelised Figs Recipe
If you are after a quick meal or an easy appetiser then Bruschetta is one of my go to dishes.
Not only is it a healthy dish, it is also absolutely delicious and will certainly whet your appetite for your main course. You can enjoy this Italian dish all year round, but I particularly enjoy eating bruschetta during the Summer months.
If you’re short on time, or need a mid-week meal then my simple Bruschetta recipe will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare and five minutes to cook.
I recently made this dish and used fresh basil and home grown tomatoes which made the world of difference. I recommend using the best ingredients you can afford to draw out the flavours. Try to pick tomatoes that are very red and ripe and pick your basil just before.
For the bread option you can use different types of bread. On this occasion I used some Bruschetta Bread from Coles, but I also find that a baguette or French stick works well. Just slice it diagonally and place under the grill or in a toaster.
- 4 Slices of Bruschetta Bread
- 3 -4 Vine Tomatoes
- 1 shallot
- 1 garlic clove finely diced, and 1 garlic clove chopped in half.
- Handful of fresh basil
- 2 Figs (chopped in half)
- Tbsp Caster Sugar
- Tbsp Honey
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Balsamic Glaze
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Finely dice the tomatoes, shallot, garlic and basil and put all the ingredients into a bowl.
- Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the mixture and toss it altogether before placing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- 5 minutes before serving, heat a pan on a medium heat and add the caster sugar and honey.
- Wait until it starts to caramelise and place the figs in the pan skin side down. Turn over after a couples of minutes.
- Whilst the figs caramelise, rub some garlic onto your bread and place the bread in a toaster until toasted and golden brown.
- Take the tomato mixture out of the fridge and place onto the bruschetta bread. Add the caramelised figs on top.
- Drizzle with some balsamic glaze and serve.
Optional: You can also add some Parma ham on top as an alternative.