The sun is shining in London today and although I’m stuck inside (like everyone else) right now, it’s put me in a happy, summery mood. What’s more fitting then, than for me to share my gluten free bruschetta bites recipe!
These little tomato-topped, garlicky toasts are quintessential summer in a bite. Close your eyes and image you are sat by the pool in Italy, or on a terrace overlooking the azure sea…feel free to sit with your feet in the bathtub, while wearing a oversized straw hat and sunglasses to get the full effect :D.
These are a lovely little snack or appetiser (and a great accompaniment for Zoom/Skype/Houseparty group catch ups!). Go and grab yourself a chilled glass of white wine and whip a quick batch of these up, as the perfect pre-dinner snack.
You could also adapt the recipe slightly to make full-size gluten free bruschette and transform into a tasty lunch dish. Simply use full slices of bread.
Tomato & Basil Bruschetta Bites Recipe (Serves 4 as a Canape, 2 as an Appetiser/1 as a Light Lunch)
I used a BFree bake-at-home gluten free baguette, sliced into rounds and then halved, to create these bite-sized morsels. Schar also do nice gluten free baguette, available in most supermarkets. Glutamel have lovely little gluten free baguettes too, which you can buy on Ocado.
If you don’t have any baguettes to hand or are struggling to find them in the shops, simply use any gluten free bread, chopped into smaller bite-sized pieces.
A summery appetiser or canape, easily adapted to be an easy lunch. Bruschetta with tomatoes, basil and sundried tomatoes.
- 100g gluten free baguette (or other gluten free bread)
- 125g baby plum tomatoes
- 1 tsp sundried tomato paste
- 1 tsp fresh basil, chopped, plus a few extra leaves to decorate
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and pepper
- Slice the gluten free baguette into rounds, then cut eat round in half (to give two semi-circle shaped pieces of bread) then place all the pieces onto a non-stick oven tray.
- Place the tray under the oven grill until the bread is lightly toasted on one side. Turn the pieces over so that the toasted side is facing down.
- Mix 2 tbsp olive oil with the garlic and salt and pepper, and then lightly brush a little of the garlic oil onto each piece of bread. Pop them back under the grill for a couple of minutes, until the garlic is fragrant but the bread not too toasted (simply lightly coloured).
- Finely chop the baby plum tomatoes and mix with the sundried tomato paste and chopped basil.
- Spoon a little tomato mix onto each toast, top with some extra fresh basil and salt and pepper, then serve!
For more summery recipes, why not try one of these yummies:
- Pea Hummous
- Mini Turkey Burgers with Hidden Veg
- Healthy Chicken Kebabs
- Sweet Potato Frittata with Homemade Tzatziki
- Rainbow Rice Buddha Bowl