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Making Bruschetta

Easy Bruschetta

Freshly toasted bread topped with a mixture of tomatoes, basil, and olive oil makes for a tasty Italian appetizer. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, bruschetta, crostini, garlic, quick bread, toast, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 214kcal


  • 2 pounds tomatoes small-medium dice 3⁄4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 ⁄4 red onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 3 ⁄4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 1 loaf baguette


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut bread loaf horizontally in half. Place halves, cut sides up, on cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the slices and bake 10-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, dice tomatoes, mince the garlic and dice the onion
  • Combine all ingredients minus bread and cheese in a bowl.
  • Once the bread is toasted, rub slices with garlic clove, and season with salt right out of the oven.
  • Top with tomato and basil mixture.
  • Notes: Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or add crumbled cheese for elevated flavor


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1889IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg