February 18, 2014 Editor

Recipe: Maltese bread with tomatoes, olives and mint

Hobz Biz-Zejt – Slices of Maltese Bread seasoned with olive oil, fresh tomatoes, olives, capers and Mediterranean herbs make a favourite snack for locals but also for all the visitors who get curious about our cuisine and wish to take back home a taste of our Island.

A loaf of Maltese Bread (or any salted, crusty white bread such as  Casalinga, Ciabatta or Sourdough bread)
4 ripe tomatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
Green Olives
Fresh mint
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper

Optional Ingredients
Pickled onions
Tinned tuna in oil

1. Drizzle some olive oil onto a plate
2. Slice bread thickly and dip one side of each slice into the oil.
3. Slice tomatoes in half then rub the cut side over the bread until its red.
4. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, topped with sliced olives, capers and fresh mint.

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