Brusch with great­ness

An Ital­ian clas­sic trans­formed into a meal so healthy it should need a pre­scrip­tion

Men's Fitness - - Quick Meals -

A slice of culi­nary sim­plic­ity, bruschetta’s only fail­ing is one shared by many Ital­ian dishes: re­fined, blood-sug­ar­spik­ing carbs. This healthy twist ditches the white bread base in favour of lowGI sweet pota­toes to give a slow, sus­tained re­lease of energy as well as a rich source of be­tac­arotene. The anti-in­flam­ma­tory basil top­ping also helps bat­tle DOMS. Bel­lis­simo. MF Quick Meals

SWEET POTATO BRUSCHETTA IN­GRE­DI­ENTS (SERVES 1)

2 medium-size sweet pota­toes / 2tbsp rape­seed oil / 1tsp sea salt / 2 hand­fuls of plum toma­toes, chopped / 10 basil leaves, chopped / 1 gar­lic clove, finely sliced / 2 tbsp olive oil / 1tbsp white wine vine­gar

TO MAKE

Pre­heat the grill to a medium heat. Peel the sweet pota­toes, slice length­ways into 1cm-thick pieces, and toss with the rape­seed oil and some of the sea salt. Lay the potato slices un­der the hot grill and cook for four min­utes on each side. While your sweet pota­toes are grilling, mix the toma­toes, basil, gar­lic, olive oil, vine­gar and the rest of the sea salt. Serve on top of the grilled pota­toes.

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