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

Easy Bruschetta Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: antipasto, Bruschetta
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 +
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

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.



  • 1 loaf crusty bread such as french baguette or ciabatta.
  • extra virgin olive oil for brushing bread


  • 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



  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.


  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.