Not wanting to put any northern hemisphere readers off side who are still getting through the winter, summer here means lovely ripe fresh tomatoes and of course fragrant basil. Basil to me is just one of those herbs that screams summer and I can never really think of basil without it's partner in life, the tomato.
With some leftover sourdough bread needing to be used, it was a straightforward choice for lunch....bruschetta!
I make bruschetta by dicing some tomatoes and a little bit of spanish onion. I add to this some chopped basil, olive oil and the tiniest splash of balsamic vinegar with plenty of pepper and some salt. I let this mixture sit for an hour or so to let the flavours come together.
When ready to eat, I toast some bread and rub some fresh garlic over it using a whole garlic clove. I scoop a generous amount of the tomato mixture on top and dive straight in. The simplicity of this type of food is my favourite. Simple, seasonal flavour and nothing else.
What's your simple lunch?