I think there’s a misconception that bruschetta means grilled bread topped with tomatoes and basil. Bruschetta is grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil. If you’re using your best oil (which you should be) you could eat your bruschetta just like this. By all means use tomatoes as a topping for your bruschetta during the summer when tomatoes are at their peak. The rest of the year let your imagination fly.
This is our new favorite-mushrooms sauteed with shallots and drizzled with olive oil. Freshly chopped herbs make a nice addition. I love using chives or thyme. While your mushrooms are sauteing, grill sliced country bread and rub each piece with a garlic clove as soon as you remove it from the heat. Top bread with cooked mushrooms (make sure to season them with salt and freshly ground pepper), drizzle with extra-virign olive oil and enjoy!