Tomato, feta & horopito pepper bruschetta

Tomato, feta & horopito pepper bruschetta

Cherry tomatoes and basil flowers

When I’m stuck thinking about what to knock up for a quick lunch or dinner I quite often go the bruschetta route. The topping options are endless, and it really comes down to what you’ve got floating about the fridge, pantry or garden.

I already had a few tomatoes on my windowsill, picked from my garden the day before a crow decided to peck away at most of my other tomatoes. Nice save on my behalf.

My basil plant is in flower-mode so I’m finding myself sprinkling the flowers onto just about everything. Aesthetics, you know. And they kinda taste nice.

I’ve used horopito pepper to spice things up a little. I guess my love for native Australian herbs and spices extends across the Tasman, as well. This native herb from New Zealand is now an active member of my spice drawer!

Tomato, feta & horopito pepper bruschetta recipe

Heirloom tomatoes on window sill

Tomato, feta & horopito pepper bruschetta recipe

 

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Tomato, feta & horopito pepper bruschetta
Make it for any meal of the day - This delicious bruschetta is so easy to knock together.
Tomato bruschetta recipe
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Ingredients
Tomato bruschetta recipe
Instructions
  1. Combine the tomato, feta, basil and oil. Stir well and scoop onto the toasted sourdough.
  2. Season with a little salt, horopito pepper and grate over the parmesan. Garnish with basil flowers and sorrel, if you wish.
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  • Natalie

    Looks so fresh and inviting. I love checking out your recipes and pictures that go with it-thank you.

  • This is especially perfect when there has been so much heavy holiday food around! Friends of mine re heading to Oz soon and I told them I was going to give them a shopping list. Horopito pepper is on the list. Wattleseeds, too. Anything else I should add? (My wattleseed shipment from Amazon to canceled… I was sad…)

    • David, your friends may find it difficult to get horopito in Australia as it’s a native herb from New Zealand. I’ve only seen it available over there, although I could be wrong.

      • Thanks, John – I will have them look anyway, just I case. What else should I have them look for?

  • Barry Ozmo

    i got given some snowflake salt oak smoked from murray darling region for xmas .highly recommended

    • I love smoked salt. I often use the one from Maldon, never tried the local stuff. Although seeing I have a smoker I should do it myself!

  • I love the word “horopito”. I also love bruschetta 😀

  • Barry Ozmo

    yeah john.i have a smoker too.there is a native pepper grown in tasmania that takes your breath away might be worth trying david

  • Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    Simple and ever so tasty. Very good save from the crow.

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