bru·​schet·​ta | \ brü-ˈshe-tə How to pronounce bruschetta (audio) , -ˈske- \

Definition of bruschetta

: thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs, and usually served as an appetizer

Examples of bruschetta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Serve on crostini, toss it with pasta for an appetizer, use it as a panini spread or stir the bruschetta topping into a bowl of chicken soup., "EatingWell: Versatile bruschetta recipe is quick and easy," 29 Dec. 2020 The company's Signature Selection Menu has regional dishes derived from local ingredients in more than 40 major markets across 240 airports, such as tuna tartare in South Florida, lobster bruschetta in Boston, and Texas carpaccio in Houston. Katy Spratte Joyce, Condé Nast Traveler, "On These Private Jets, No Meal Request Is Too Outrageous," 24 Sep. 2020 To make the bruschetta: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Beth Dooley, Star Tribune, "Expand your vegetable repertoire with fennel," 12 Aug. 2020 La Bocca served bruschetta boards, pizza, pasta and salads. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "2 locations of this popular metro Phoenix wine bar have closed. Here's what we know so far," 31 July 2020 Take advantage of happy hour deals from 3-6 p.m., including $2 off signature cocktails, shared plates and bruschetta, plus $4 well drinks, draft beer and house wine. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "21 metro Phoenix restaurants with deals and specials for 4th of July," 29 June 2020 In western Ireland, the six-course tasting menu at the Dromoland Castle is now exclusively plant-based, with dishes like pickled-mushroom bruschetta and orange-and-Campari sorbet. Tanvi Chheda, Travel + Leisure, "These Clever Hotels Are Finally Embracing Plant-based Menus," 15 May 2020 The restaurant offers an a la carte brunch menu with shareables like avocado basil bruschetta and crawfish tortellini; mains such as spaghetti Bolognese, Sunday Lasagna and eggs Benedict; and tiramisu and New York-style cheesecake for dessert. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day," 4 May 2020 Jarred Olives Add olives to your cart and use them later on anything like roast chicken, farro salad, pistachio bruschetta, or tapenade. Maya Wong, Sunset Magazine, "Your Plan to Stock Up and Eat Well During the Coronavirus Era," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of bruschetta

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bruschetta

Italian, from Italian dialect (Tuscany), from bruscare to toast, burn, probably from Vulgar Latin *brusicare, frequentative of *brusare, *brusiare to burn

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The first known use of bruschetta was in 1954

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“Bruschetta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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