Raw vegan bruschetta recipe with sprout crackers
In this blog post we will show you our twist on the classic bruschetta recipe, using AHO pizza crackers with tomatoes, rocket and garlic. AHO Pizza Crackers with tomatoes, rocket and garlic. This raw vegan recipe is simple and can serve as an appetiser or as a light dinner. With just a few ingredients, the bruschetta is quick to make and easy to prepare.
What is bruschetta?
Bruschetta comes in various shapes and sizes. Fundamentally, it is an Italian antipasti whose prime component is the bread, which is toasted, rubbed with garlic and then drizzled with a little oil.
Which bread should I use for bruschetta?
Often white bread serves as a basis like a classic baguette or ciabatta. Whole grain bread or crackers can also be used as a more nutrient packed alternative.
And what do you have with it?
There are so many different toppings for bruschetta from peppers, mushrooms and pumpkin to olives to artichokes. Almost anything can be used, so Bruschetta is also an ideal way to use leftovers. In Germany we mostly recognise bruschetta as a dish with fresh tomatoes, with onions, garlic and basil.
Is bruschetta vegan?
Bruschetta can be vegan as long as no animal products or butter are used in the bread. In addition, the topping should not contain any products of animal origin such as ham or mozzarella. Our recipe has an individual character and can therefore be easily adapted to different eating habits and preferences.
Healthy alternatives to bruschetta?
Bruschetta is a delicious and popular starter. Unfortunately the traditional version does not contain the most nutritiously packed ingredients. That's why we offer you a nutrient-rich version made from germinated ancient grains; namely, our pizza-flavoured crackers. The crackers do not contain sugar, palm oil or white flour. The savoury Pizza Cracker are made from ancient spelled sprouts and contain flaxseed, dried tomatoes and Mediterranean herbs.
Bruschetta without the bread - is that even possible?
Of course, crackers taste different to your typical white bread. They are naturally crunchier and therefore don't have to be roasted again. The advantage of the crackers in contrast to white bread is that they keep you full for longer. Their nutritional values are also not to be overlooked; the germination multiplies the number of nutrients in the crackers. In contrast to the white bread, you feel fit after eating them and the food is not so heavy on the stomach. If you are interested in a detailed comparison of wheat, whole grain and sprouts, then take a look at our 'about sprouted grains' page.
How are the crackers produced?
The crackers are dried in an automatic dehydrator at 42 degrees for over two days. If you'd like to try our crackers for yourself you can easily purchase them here via our online store. You can also learn more about the AHO Pizza Crackers, including nutritional information. Otherwise they are already available to buy at some organic markets, delicatessens or bulk stores local to us.
How do we make our raw vegan balanced bruschetta?
In our raw vegan version, we have combined the bruschetta with our AHO pizza crackers. We opted for bruschetta made from tomatoes and then served with a side of rocket. We used small tomatoes because they often have a more intense flavour. The arugula comes with a bit of a kick and lends the dish a wonderful note. Italian herbs, fine cold-pressed olive oil and garlic ensure a delicious and unique taste.
Recipe for bruschetta from tomatoes with crackers
for 2-4 Personen
100 g AHO Pizza Cracker
400 g fresh tomatoes
A handfull of rucola
1 clove of garlic
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 spring onion
Salt and black pepper to taste
- First chop up the fresh tomatoes, rocket, onion, spring onion and the garlic.
- Season the tomato topping with olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper and leave it to stand for several hours.
- If you like, rub the crackers with a little garlic and then top with the tomato salad. Make sure that any excess water from the tomatoes is drained beforehand.
- Garnish the crackers with a little more rocket and serve.
The AHO recipe for bruschetta is super quick and easy. In the following we have a few more suggestions as to how you can prepare your perfect bruschetta.
More tips for the bruschetta:
Which tomatoes should I use for bruschetta?
Any types of tomatoes such as bush and cherry tomatoes are good. For a particularly tasty bruschetta it is best to use tomatoes that are as aromatic as possible, such as cherry tomatoes.
Which onions should I use for the bruschetta?
We used red onions since they are a little gentler and contain more antioxidants than white onions.
Which herbs should I use for bruschetta?
Italian organic herbs such as rosemary, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme and marjoram go well with the Mediterranean recipe.
How long do you let the bruschetta soak?
Other bruschetta variants and combinations:
Fresh mushrooms or in combination with a pesto like the one from our blog are especially delicious hemp-basil-pesto. To make it even more special, olives also go very well with tomatoes.
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In addition to the rocket, fresh basil can of course also be used as a topping. At the same time, fresh sprouts such as buckwheat sprouts are always very good for garnishing.
What are the best side dishes for bruschetta?
Bruschetta is the perfect part-snack, side at a barbecue or as a starter for lunch or dinner with the family. Other salads or dips go very well with it too.
If you're looking for more recipes for crackers with dips and spreads, we recommend creamy sunflower seed dip with soaked sunflower seeds and black cumin seeds. And if you prefer something lighter and fresher, then try our recipe for raw vegan carrot dip; it takes just 3 minutes!
Bruschetta is a very simple dish to make. We opted for AHO pizza crackers to accompany the tomatoes and rocket in order to make the whole dish even more nutritious.
What's your favourite bruschetta topping?
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