Bruschetta is a classic Italian antipasto that captures the essence of Mediterranean cuisine with its simplicity and fresh flavors. This simple yet elegant dish showcases the freshness of ripe tomatoes, fragrant basil, and the richness of olive oil.


Traditionally made from slices of toast rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, bruschetta is commonly topped with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and a touch of salt and pepper.
This popular starter, with its ingredients vibrant in color and taste, is perfect to stimulate the appetite or as a light snack on a hot summer day. It also provides an ideal backdrop for a variety of other toppings, like mozzarella cheese, grilled vegetables, or even anchovies, allowing for multiple variations to satisfy all tastes.
Find out how to make this emblematic dish which is synonymous with conviviality and shared pleasure around the table.
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 baking sheet


  • 4 ripe tomatoes (diced)
  • 4 tbsp basil (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • baguette or rustic Italian bread (sliced)
  • balsamic glaze (optional, for drizzling)


  • In a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, minced garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix gently to allow the flavors to meld. Let the mixture sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven broiler or grill.
  • Slice the baguette or Italian bread into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • Place the bread slices on a baking sheet or grill pan. Toast under the broiler or on the grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and have a slight crispness.
  • Once the bread is toasted, spoon the tomato mixture generously over each slice.
  • Optional: Drizzle with balsamic glaze for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Serve the tomato bruschetta immediately as a delightful appetizer or snack.
Keyword Bruschetta, Mini bites, Quick & Easy
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