Bruschetta with a Finnish twist
Bruschetta is an Italian word, and it is almost the same as korppu in Finnish language, and one can use it to prepare delicious and simple starters or side dishes in many different ways.
In shops, one can find a large variety of korppu made from wheat, oat, or gluten-free versions and with different flavors and herbs such as garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, and various spices.
Looking for different types of korppu at the food store is an excellent idea for creating a delicious and easy dish for family, guests, or at events like picnics or gatherings. With various options, you can make a colorful and visually appealing starter or side dish that will cater to everyone's tastes.
Please pay attention that there are sweet and salty korppu in the shops. The sweet ones are called sokeri-korppu, or kaneli-sokeri-korppu, with cinnamon and sugar. To make bruschetta, it's important to purchase the salty versions that resemble Italian bruschetta in size and shape.
Here are 5 simple ways to choose from and prepare a fantastic bruschetta dish:
Bruschetta with tomatoes and basil
Buy any tomato or cherry tomatoes and cut them in half or in small fine pieces, and add several fresh basil leaves or dry basil on top; you can decorate the bruschetta very nicely with fresh basil or olives.
Bruschetta with dips or salsa
Add your preferred salsa or dip onto the bruschetta, such as guacamole, hummus, or Mexican salsa, which can be purchased from stores. You can also garnish them with fresh herbs like mint, basil, parsley, olives, capers, pickles, and more.
Bruschetta with mushrooms
If you prefer, you can purchase a can of mushrooms that are already prepared, or you can cook them yourself with garlic or herbs and add them to your bruschetta. You can also top your bruschetta with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh or dried herbs for added aroma and flavor. This will make them more appealing to your taste buds.
Bruschetta with nuts
You can purchase pre-toasted nuts or make garlic peanuts to put on your bruschetta. Add pre-grilled vegetables like eggplant, peppers, or zucchini, and garnish with fresh herbs for a unique twist.
Bruschetta with aromatic oils
In shops, one can find aromatic oils such as olive oil with rosemary or chili, lemon, garlic, etc. You can buy those oils, pour some on top of the bruschetta, or decorate with fresh herbs, cucumber slices, or fresh or grilled vegetables.