Two-step Ricotta and Prosciutto Bruschetta Bites Recipe
Time: 20 min
Diet: Not suitable for V/Veg/GF diets
What is bruschetta?
Bruschetta is a thick slice of grilled bread. In Mediterranean countries, bruschetta is served as a snack or starter and is most commonly infused with garlic and topped with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh tomatoes, and herbs.
Bruschetta comes from the Italian word “bruscare”, which means “to roast over coal”, referring to the bread being toasted.
Fun fact: In Tuscany, bruschetta is sometimes known as fettunta. The word is made up of “fetta”, meaning “slice”, and “unta”, meaning “oily”. This is a plain form of bruschetta with only a drizzle of olive oil.
Bruschetta vs Crustini
The terms bruschetta and crustini refer to the size of the grilled bread. Bruschetta is generally whole, large, and wide slices of bread, while crustini is a small, round, and bite-sized version, similar to a sliced baguette.
A low effort but impressive lunch or snack
At its core, bruschetta is a low effort and low maintenance food. Feel free to go as wild as you like with your toppings, but you equally can’t go wrong with going back to basics. In this recipe, we’ve kept it nice and simple with a few classic ingredients that complement each other perfectly. The sweetness of the ricotta cheese balances out the salty prosciutto, and the fresh herbs and olive oil garnish lock all those delicious notes together on top of the crunchy bruschetta, giving an incredibly tasty mouthful every time.
A Real Italiano bruschetta selection
At Real Italiano, our range of bruschetta and crustini comes in mellow flavours like olive oil and something a little stronger like tomato and sweet paprika. There’s something to suit every palette and complement all your bruschetta toppings.