Bruschette al Lardo di Colonnata


Lardo is not for everybody, but if you like it you will love it on warm toasted bread. This bruschetta is true indulgence!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
10 slices


  • 1 clove garlic, halved, divided

  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary, minced

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 loaf crusty Italian bread, sliced and toasted

  • 7 ounces lardo (such as Lardo di Colonnata)

  • freshly ground pink peppercorns to taste


  1. Mince 1 of the garlic halves and transfer to a bowl. Add tomatoes, rosemary, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and salt; mix well. Refrigerate tomato mixture for 1 hour.

  2. Rub the remaining garlic half over each slice of bread. Spread lardo onto each slice and top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle ground pink peppercorns over tomato mixture.

Cook's Notes:

Lardo di Colonnata is a type of Italian charcuterie that is, simply, lard. But don't be tempted to use refrigerated lard from the supermarket - Italian lardo is a true delicacy and can be found at specialty shops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
23g Fat
37g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.