EASY Bruschetta Recipe

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Looking for the BEST Bruschetta recipe? Try our Italian Bruschetta Recipe-this is  a really easy Italian appetizer. Toasted bread slices are topped with chopped tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, and fresh basil. A delicious antipasto that is truly a crowd pleaser!

– 1 baguette cut into 1/2-inch slices, should be about 12 slices, depending on baguette size – 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin oil – 2 lbs ripe tomatoes about 7-8 plum or Roma tomatoes, diced – ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil – 2 teaspoons minced garlic – 1 teaspoon sea salt more or less to taste – ¼ cup chopped basil ribbons 6-8 basil leaves, chiffonade or chopped


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Cook time: 13 min

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appetizer, side dish

prep Time

10 min


Variations for this saladOnion – Shallots would be lovely or if you’re in Italy, the Tropea red onions (wow! super amazing!). – Garlic – If you’re a garlic fan, go ahead and add more garlic than what we recommend. – Fresh herbs: Try different types of herbs. You could use a combination of different fresh herbs. – Olives – Add in some black or green olives.

Can cherry tomatoes be used in this recipe? Yes, cherry tomatoes would work fine. Just cut them in half. Rainbow cherry tomatoes would add lovely color. Can I use a different bread? Yes, any long loaf would work great. Baguette or an Italian filone or ciabatta bread.


Can I prep bruschetta in advance? Yes, you can make bruschetta in advance. Prep the bread slices a couple hours before you're ready to assemble. The tomato topping could be prepped the night before. Assemble the toasted bread slices just before serving.


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