Sometimes the simple things are often the best. This holiday season create a delicious and easy starter using sweet and flavour-packed Mutti Cherry Tomatoes, fresh garden herbs, sourdough bread and good quality olive oil. Just like they do in Italy.



  • 1 x loaf of good quality sourdough bread
  • 2 x cans of Mutti Cherry Tomatoes
  • Good quality olive oil
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • A clove of garlic
  • Sea salt



  • Pre-heat the grill
  • Finely shred/chop the basil, drain most of the liquid from the tomatoes and add tomatoes to a bowl with the basil
  • Add a pinch of sea salt and mix together
  • Slice the bread into 1.5cm thick pieces
  • Brush each piece with olive oil
  • Place on a lined tray under the grill and grill until warm and lightly toasted then remove
  • Peel the clove of garlic and slice in half. Rub the sliced piece of garlic over each piece of bread to infuse with flavour
  • Top each piece of bread with the tomato mixture, garnish with basil leaves and serve