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Bruschetta recipe topped with olive oil topped with tomatoes, garlic, and basil.
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Bruschetta Recipe with Tomato and Basil

Easy Bruschetta Recipe with Tomato and Basil! Topped with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and basil, learn How to Make Bruschetta on the grill or in the oven and enjoy this classic Italian appetizer with family and friends or as a light lunch and side dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 as an appetizer
Calories: 150kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 Roma tomatoes halved, seeded, and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 baguette French bread
  • olive oil for toasting

Instructions

Oven Method

  • Preheat the Oven - Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Set rack on the top position in the oven.
  • Prepare the Tomato + Basil Topping - Thoroughly wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut each tomato in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the inside. Dice the tomatoes into small, even-sized pieces, and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and thinly sliced fresh basil. Mix well to combine and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  • Toast the baguette slices - Slice the baguette approximately half-inch thick and on the diagonal. (optional- rub with a garlic clove and sprinkle with a small pinch of salt). Use a pastry brush to brush the baguette slices with a thin layer of olive oil. Transfer to a large baking sheet in a single layer and toast (or grill!) for 4-6 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Serve - Transfer the toasted bread to a large serving plate and, just before serving, top with each with the prepared tomato + basil mixture. Enjoy!

Grill Method

  • Preheat the Grill – Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Prepare the Tomato + Basil Topping - Thoroughly wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut each tomato in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the inside. Dice the tomatoes into small, even-sized pieces, and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and thinly sliced fresh basil. Mix well to combine and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  • Prepare Bread – Slice the baguette approximately half-inch thick and on the diagonal (optional- rub with a garlic clove and sprinkle with a small pinch of salt). Use a pastry brush to brush the baguette slices with a thin layer of olive oil.
  • Grill – Add the bread to the grill and toast for approximately 2 minutes, or until grill marks form. Flip, and grill the other side for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden. Remove to a clean plate.
  • Serve - Just before serving, top with each with the prepared tomato + basil mixture. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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