This is a very easy, quick and a yummy Italian appetizer that can be dished out in a jiffy. It is completely a hassle free and a great comfort snack. You can mix and match with the ingredients easily available in your kitchen and present a fusion version for your loved ones.
In fact I gave a slight twist to this classic Italian recipe, by adding few chopped strawberries, some fried and crumbled paneer, chopped pistachios and peri peri sauce. It turned out real yum. This is a great party recipe where you can prepare the mix earlier and then do the assembling while serving. It will be a super hit. So Happy Cooking !!!
- 7-8 thick slices of baguette
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 1 medium size cucumber, chopped
- 3-4 strawberries, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes
- 1/4 tsp. oregano
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. peri peri sauce
- 1 tbsp. pistachios, chopped
- 1-2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp. butter
- extra olive oil and peri peri sauce to drizzle
- hung yoghurt, sliced strawberry & coriander leaves to garnish (opt)
In a bowl, mix together all the above mentioned ingredients (except butter, bread and the garnishings) and keep aside.
Smear some butter on the bread slices and toast them on a tawa / grill pan / oven till light brown.
While serving, spoon the prepared salad mix on the toasted bread and drizzle some olive oil and peri peri sauce. Garnish with some hung yoghurt, sliced strawberry and coriander leaves.