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This Easy Bruschetta Recipe is so quick to make there is no need for store bought. It’s flavorful, perfect for parties, or anytime you want a tasty appetizer.

Overhead view of bruschetta in a bowl garnished with a basil leaf and flakey sea salt.

With summer around the corner, I had to share this easy bruschetta recipe. It’s so easy to throw together and everyone loves it. And it’s a great way to use up that abundance of tomatoes you may have from your garden this year!

I love easy recipes in the summer and this bruschetta would be great on this bruschetta board or as an appetizer before serving Spaghetti Carbonara. Or just eat it as a light dinner on a hot evening.

Reasons You Will Want To Make This Easy Bruschetta Recipe All Year Long:

  • Super quick to make (it takes only 20 minutes to make)
  • So flavorful, you will want to eat it by the spoonful
  • Great for parties
  • Everyone loves a good bruschetta
  • Read the tips below for some ideas to change it up and make it your own!!
Ingredients needed to make bruschetta.

Ingredient List:

While this ingredient list is a short one it is a blend of unforgettable flavors! What is important here is that you buy the best quality you can afford.

Since there aren’t very many ingredients they can really shine in this dish. So choose red ripe tomatoes, fresh basil (not dried), a good quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic (not powdered or jarred), and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste and that’s it!

Three pictures showing how to make this tasty appetizer.

How To Make This Easy Bruschetta Recipe

Dice the tomatoes, thinly slice (chiffonade) the basil, mince the garlic, and add to a medium sized bowl. Toss with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Taste and add more salt or pepper to your liking.

Top on toasted bread and serve immediately.

Tips and Suggestions

About the bread: You can use a baguette, french bread, or even sourdough. For a traditional bruschetta serve on an Italian bread like ciabatta. Just slice them thinly on a bias to make the slices more oval shape. Brush each side with extra virgin olive oil and toast in a skillet or griddle until each side is golden.

To add more flavor to the bread rub each toasted slice with a halved clove of garlic. Or sprinkle each toasted piece with a little salt and pepper.

More flavor options: After topping each slice of bread with the bruschetta drizzle each with a balsamic glaze/reduction or sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Also, if you find the fresh garlic too strong briefly sautee it in the olive oil before adding to the tomatoes.

Overhead view of bruschetta on toasted bread on a serving board.

FAQs

CAN BRUSCHETTA BE MADE IN ADVANCE?

Yes! It can be made a day in advance. It will be juicier so use a slotted spoon when topping your bread.

HOW TO STORE BRUSCHETTA?

Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Use a slotted spoon to allow the juice to drain before topping your bread. It is best eaten fresh or within 2 days.

WHAT IS BRUSCHETTA?

It is an Italian appetizer pronounced brew-SKET-tah. It is basically an Italian style salsa that is served on top of toasted bread.

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Easy Bruschetta Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This Easy Bruschetta Recipe is so quick to make there is no need for store bought. It's flavorful, perfect for parties, or anytime you want a tasty appetizer.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: antipasto, Bruschetta
Servings: 10 +
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
BREAD:
  • 1 loaf crusty bread such as french baguette or ciabatta.
  • extra virgin olive oil for brushing bread
BRUSCHETTA
  • 8 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • cup (12g) chiffonade basil
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
BREAD:
  1. Preheat griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Slice bread on the bias and brush each side liberally with extra virgin olive oil. Cook unitl each side is golden.

BRUSCHETTA:
  1. In a large bowl combine all the bruschetta ingredients. Top each toasted slice of bread with a mound of brushcetta or serve in a bowl and let guests top their own.

Recipe Notes
  1. STORAGE: Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Use a slotted spoon to serve to let the extra juice drain.
  2. About the bread: You can use a baguette, french bread, or even sourdough. For a traditional bruschetta serve on Italian bread like ciabatta. To add more flavor to the bread rub each toasted slice with a halved clove of garlic. Or sprinkle each toasted piece with a little salt and pepper.
  3. More flavor options: After topping each slice of bread with the bruschetta drizzle each with a balsamic glaze/reduction or sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Also, if you find the fresh garlic too strong briefly sautee it in the olive oil before adding to the tomatoes.
  4. Nutrition is for the bruschetta only.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Bruschetta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 829IU17%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

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