Simple Tomato Bruschetta

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Published: 01/12/2022 | Updated: 01/08/2024

Tomato Bruschetta is a simple appetizer that can be made in minutes and is perfect for a party or snack. It is easy to make, and you can use any kind of tomato for this recipe. The best part is that it is really easy to customize the taste and flavor of this dish depending on what ingredients you choose.

This simple tomato bruschetta recipe is a lovely addition to any gathering. Its fresh garden tastes and colours will brighten up your table and perk up your appetite.

Simple Tomato Bruschetta

What is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta (proper pronunciation: bruˈsketta) is an antipasto (starter dish) originally from Italy. The name refers to the grilled or toasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt.

Although we often think of bruschetta as being topped with tomatoes and garlic, it can actually be served topped with any variety of ingredients. I love this spinach and artichoke bruschetta, but you can also find ones topped with meat or mushroom blends.

The bread is meant to be the most important part of this simple antipasto, you want to make sure that you choose a good loaf of rustic Italian bread or French baguette. I like the baguette because it yields perfectly bite-sized rounds that are great for an appetizer tray or small taste.

While it is traditionally served as a starter, it can also be served alongside an Italian meal in lieu of serving bread and a salad.

How to Make Bruschetta:

Making bruschetta is simple. To be as authentic as possible, use the freshest bread you can find and use good quality ingredients.

Slice a baguette or French bread into pieces that are about 1/2 an inch thick. Brush the bread with olive oil and rub with garlic and pop it into the oven until it’s just slightly crisped up. Allow it to cool. Then top it with your choices of topping, such as this simple tomato one or our delicious Spinach and Artichoke Bruschetta and enjoy.

A very important tip to avoid soggy bruschetta is to wait until just before serving to add the topping. This is especially true when you’re using a tomato mixture.

Simple Tomato Bruschetta Recipe:

  • 6 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½  cup red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼  cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼  cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • optional: bread for serving

 

Dice the onion and tomatoes.

Mince the garlic and coarsely chop the fresh basil.

Combine the tomatoes, onion, fresh garlic, and basil in a medium mixing bowl.

Add 2 Tbsp. of balsamic vinegar.

Toss in a pinch of salt and pepper and the grated Parmesan cheese.

Stir together.

Serve as a dip or on grilled bread, a crostini that’s been rubbed with garlic and olive oil, or a baguette. Serve this right away to avoid the bread becoming soggy.

You can also use this bruschetta on top of a chicken or fish dish. It adds not only a wonderful flavour but lovely colours as well.

 

Also, If you’re Looking for some easy and quick appetizer recipes? Check out our list of Quick & Easy 3-Ingredient Appetizer Recipes that are sure to please! From tacos to nachos, these bites will be a hit at your next party.

Simple Tomato Bruschetta

Prep Time7 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Keyword: bruschetta
Author: THE ENDLESS APPETITE

Ingredients

  • 6 Roma tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • ¼   cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • optional: bread for serving

Instructions

  • Dice the onion and tomatoes.
  • Mince the garlic and coarsely chop the fresh basil.
  • Combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and basil in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 Tbsp. of balsamic vinegar.
  • Toss in a pinch of salt and pepper and the grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Stir together.
  • Serve as a dip or on grilled bread, a crostini, or a baguette. You can also use this bruschetta to top a chicken or fish dish.

 

In conclusion, this is a deliciously fresh and simple appetizer recipe for your next dinner party. It’s easy to make, healthy, and delicious! For this simple recipe, you will need chopped tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, garlic cloves, good quality olive oil, an oven-proof dish or baking tray and some balsamic vinegar. Firstly chop the fresh tomatoes into small chunks before adding them to the dish with the other ingredients. Add some salt and pepper if you desire the spices.

 

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Spinach Artichoke Bruschetta 

Spinach Artichoke Bruschetta

 

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