30/07/2013 14:37 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Colours Of Summer: Grilled Peppers And Pine Nuts Bruschetta

Put some colours in your food! If there is something I can always have it is a bruschetta. You can let your fantasy run wild here and make bruschetta with anything you like. The basics are some rustic bread and good quality olive oil then whatever you put on top of it is up to you.

My favourite is the classic with fresh tomatoes and basil; this is an easy way to make a tasty starter without working too hard.

I made this peppers and pine nuts bruschetta ,which we had as a starter in the garden under a large umbrella to protect us from the sun; after seven years of miserable weather now it is really hot! And we all love it!

3 peppers of different colours
olive oil
1 garlic clove
a few leaves of basil
2 tbsp of pine nuts

Wash the peppers, remove the stems and seeds and cut each of them into 4 halves removing seeds

Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Place the peppers over it until the skin blisters and the peppers soften. This might take 10 minutes.

Season with salt. Turn the peppers and roast them on the other side.

Slice the bread, toast it and rub a garlic clove over it

Cut the peppers into thin strips, toast the pine nuts. Put them in a bowl with 4 tbsp of olive oil, the basil leaves and mix everything well together

Put the mixture over the bread and drizzle with olive oil. Serve warm or cold.

I am Alida, mum of two young children.
My greatest passion is cooking and creating new dishes for my family to enjoy.
I love to create healthy and tasty food with an Italian flair!

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