Simple Italian classic made more wholesome with pumpkin – savoury and loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene.
Tips: Bruschetta is a very versatile dish. You can use any of your favourite ingredients as topping. Try it with pieces of chicken breast for a meaty flavour.
Cut the pumpkin in small pieces. Place on a tray, season with salt, pepper and fresh nutmeg.
Place the tray into the microwave oven. Touch STEAM, swipe the slider bar to select Steam 1 (High) and touch the Set key. Swipe the slider bar to select cooking time of 10 minutes. Touch START. Steam the pumpkin until it becomes soft to the touch.
Toast the ciabatta bread in a frying pan with a small amount of olive oil.
Mix the steamed pumpkin with spring onions and Italian parsley. Place on top of the crisp ciabatta bread, top with rocket and toasted pumpkin seeds. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and add the shaved Parmesan cheese before serving.