Follow Aquinas Catholic College Menai’s Year 11 Hospitality recipe for bruschetta!

Make sure you check out how our Executive Director and Chief of Staff tried their hand at making the dazzling dish!


  • ½ red onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 1/3 sour dough bread
  • 2 Tab olive oil
  • 2 Tab balsamic vinegar
  • 2 clove garlic
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Flat leaf parsley to garnish
  • 1-piece feta/goats cheese to garnish


  1. Wash tomato and basil.
  2. Prepare mise en place:
    – brunoise onion
    – concasse tomato
    – macedoine tomato
    – chiffonnade basil leaves
    – crush garlic
    – slice bread lengthways
    – cut bread into even pieces.
  3. Mix olive oil with crushed garlic in a metal bowl and season with salt and pepper as required.
  4. Brush both sides of bread with garlic and oil mix and place on a baking tray.
  5. Cook brushed bread for 15 minutes in preheated moderate oven (180°C).
  6. Place bread on wire rack to cool.
  7. Mix prepared tomato, remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, onion and basil in a bowl.
  8. Top the bread with tomato mixture.
  9. Garnish and serve.