Puglia friselle rusk bread with tomatoes

Puglia friselle rusk bread with tomatoes

Preparation time:

Less than 30 Minuti

Nutritional information:

233kcal / per serving



Side dish


Seasonal dish:


Enviromental Impact:

Moderate (0.7kg CO2 eq) i

The fragrance of basil, the color of tomatoes and the flavor of extra virgin olive oil – the healthiest and most sustainable face of the summer. Puglia friselle is a kind of bread cracker from the Puglia region of Italy – as it’s hard to get in the UK, you could use slightly toasted thick slices of chewy wholemeal bread or rolls.

Ingredients for 4 portions

  • Friselle (or slices of wholemeal bread, toasted) 4
  • Tomatoes 200 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Oregano a pinch
  • Fresh basil to taste
  • Pitted black olives to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste



Put the friselle on a plate and moisten them on top with a little water. If using brown bread/rolls, toast lightly under the grill or in the toaster.


In the meantime, cut the tomatoes into chunks and dress with oil, salt, a sprinkle of pepper and a little oregano.


Add a few pitted black olives and a few roughly chopped basil leaves. Mix together well.


Add the mixture to the friselle together with a few whole basil leaves.

Enviromental Impact



Per serving:

0.7kg CO2 equivalent i

Carbon footprint

To limit our impact on the environment, we advise you to remain within 1 kg CO2-equivalent per meal, including all the courses you eat. Bear in mind that plant-based dishes are more likely to have a low environmental impact.

Even though some of our suggestions exceed the recommended 1 kg CO2-equivalent per meal, that doesn't mean you should never make them; it's the overall balance that counts. Regularly eating a healthy and eco-friendly diet in the long term offsets even the dishes with the most impact, as long as you don't make them too often.