Who doesn’t love a good tomato bruschetta? Bruschetta is an easy appetizer, a healthy snack, or perfect side for soup or salad. And just look at this Easy Tomato Bruschetta, gorgeous!
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A slice of Easy Tomato Bruschetta garnished with parmesan, pine nuts, and basil on white plate

Let’s Discuss Pronunciation:

Straight out of the gate let’s get the pronunciation correct, bruschetta has a hard ‘k’ sound and is pronounced bru-sket-ta. Yep, only Americans soften it with a ‘sha’ sound. Well now that that is out of the way, let’s move on to how to make it!

Easy Tomato Bruschetta:

When we talk about bruschetta we have to start with the the tomatoes. Always start with the best tomatoes you can find. They should be firm but with a little give, which is why you always see people handle them at the store. I always use organic tomatoes because conventional tomatoes are a very heavily sprayed crop. Once tomatoes are diced, set them on a paper towel to absorb excess juice. Otherwise you have some soggy bread later.

Diced tomatoes on cutting board for Easy Tomato Bruschetta


When making this recipe we use a technique called a chiffonade for the basil. Simply stack your basil leaves, roll as tightly as you can and slice. You end up with thin ribbons of basil.

A females hands demonstrating how to chiffonade basil for use in Easy Tomato Bruschetta

The Garlic: How to Peel and Get the Smell off Your Hands!

Learn the best way to easily peel garlic here.  Watch this video to learn how to get the smell of garlic off your hands!

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Pine Nuts:

Roast pine nuts in a pan on medium heat until they are golden and beautiful. Don’t leave them unattended, they burn very quickly!

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Always use a microplane. It grates hard cheeses beautifully! I also use it for nutmeg and zesting citrus. If you don’t do dairy, skip the Parm! It will still be delicious!

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The final Touches!

We drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, a little aged balsamic and sprinkle on a little Maldon Flaked Sea Salt.

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A Et Voila!

A gorgeous healthy treat that everyone loves!

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Making This Recipe Gluten Free and Just as Good!

To make this recipe gluten free I use Against The Grain Baguettes. I find them in the frozen section at Whole Foods Market and I love them!

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The Recipe: Easy Tomato Bruschetta

Easy Tomato Bruschetta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Who doesn’t love a good tomato bruschetta? Bruschetta is an easy appetizer, a healthy snack, or perfect side for soup or salad. And just look at it, gorgeous!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy appetizer recipe, easy side dish recipe, party recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 4 tomatoes your favorite variety diced
  • 2-3 T freshly chopped basil
  • 1 T Balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • Pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Sourdough baguette thinly sliced (sometimes I use a hearty wholegrain flax seed baguette)
  • Roasted Pine Nuts optional
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and place rack in upper third of oven.
  2. Cut your tomatoes in half and scoop out seeds. Dice tomatoes and place them on a paper towel to absorb juices. Transfer tomatoes to bowl and sprinkle with garlic, sea salt, pepper, basil and roasted pine nuts. Drizzle with olive oil and a little balsamic, stir. Add Parmesan just before serving.
  3. Slice your baguette and brush with olive oil. Place slices on cookie sheet or directly on oven rack. Place in oven till nicely browned. Top with tomato mixture and serve! Please click that subscribe button upper right! Thanks:)


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