Italians normally have the colours of their flag in their traditional food, green, white and red and I gotta say, the combo works.
Caprese is a simple salad made of:
Pesto (store bought or freshly made)
Slice mozarella an tomatoes with the same thickness. Alternately placed them on a small dish. Drizzle vinegar and olive oil on top of the cheese and tomatoes. Add few pesto and fresh basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper and you're ready to eat!
Bruschetta is the Italian version of Crostini. Made of:
Chop tomatoes and basil, set aside. Slice your bread to the thickness you like, bake it at 275F-300F until crisp enough. Place your crisp bread on your serving plate, top it with chopped tomatoes and basil, drizzle with oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and a generous shavings of parmesan cheese. If you want this for brunch, you can add poached egg on top of it or cold cuts such as salami, turkey ham or anything you feel like munching with this crisp bread.
Yum! Happy Eating!