A hearty nibble or two or three of miscellaneous ingredients on toasted bread — how can that NOT be good? This is one way to mop up the various odds and ends in your fridge after a busy holiday season… There was some manchego cheese, lots of tomatoes in all shapes and sizes, basil, sliced salami, roasted red peppers and cured salmon or gravlax and two-day old sourdough bread. Turn your oven or oven toaster up to high… I chopped up the tomatoes, added a bit of salt and pepper, drizzled with olive oil and a hit of red wine vinegar and let that stand for a few minutes.
Slice your bread thinly or thickly, whichever you prefer, brush with a touch of olive oil and toast until crisp. Rub surface of the toast with a bit of raw garlic. Top with tomatoes, salami, salmon, cheese, etc. You can melt the cheese onto the bread as well. Serve with any leftover wine you might have. Yum. I have done a post on bruschetta before, here.