Bruschetta is a fantastic starter. It is easy to make and very healthy. There are various types of bruschetta, but I prefer to stick with tomato.
All you need is some Italian bread (such as Ciabata), salt and pepper, a clove of garlic, olive oil, ripe tomatoes, pesto sauce and fresh basil.
To make the topping peel the tomatoes and remove the seeds, then chop them up. Mix with the pesto and fresh basil, add salt and pepper.
Then toast the bread lightly until golden, press the garlic cloves gently and then rub them on the top side of the toast. Drizzle the toast with olive oil and spoon the toppings onto the bread. Drizzle more olive oil and garnish with fresh basil.
Easy and tasty. Use the best pesto you can find as this makes a real difference. And fresh basil too. Or make the pesto yourself if you have the time.