The best tomato bruschetta recipe
When it comes to Italian-inspired appetizers, bruschetta is an absolute classic. This twist on the traditional recipe is garden fresh, with ripe tomatoes and fragrant herbs adding a burst of flavor to each bite. Served atop crunchy crostini, this bruschetta will be a hit at any dinner party!
One of my favorites, The best tomato bruschetta recipe from a small Italian restaurant in Bala Cynwyd that we visited on the regular. Juicy tomato’s bursting with flavor, sweet basil, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese and piled high on top of crusty garlic toast.
Start by prepping your ingredients.
Finely dice one large tomato and add it to a medium bowl. You can also use pre-diced cherry tomatoes for a time-saving option. Chop 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves and mince one clove of garlic. Add both the basil and garlic to the bowl with the diced tomato.
Drizzle the mix with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until everything is evenly mixed together, then set aside while you prepare your crostini.
To make your crostini, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Slice one baguette into 1/2 inch thick rounds and place them on a baking sheet in an even layer. Brush each piece lightly with olive oil or melted butter and sprinkle generously with salt & pepper (if desired). Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown around the edges – be sure not to overcook them!
Once your crostini are done baking, let them cool slightly before topping with your garden fresh bruschetta mixture. Serve immediately – these are best enjoyed warm! For added flavor, you can also sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese over top before serving.
If you’re looking for an easy yet impressive appetizer that’s sure to please any crowd, try this garden-fresh bruschetta recipe on toasted crostini!
This dish is simple enough for novice cooks yet flavorful enough for experienced chefs – plus, it’s made from ingredients that are readily available in most grocery stores year-round.
Whether you serve it as part of an Italian feast or as an afternoon snack, this bruschetta is sure to be a hit! Enjoy!
Here’s what you do:
Begin by chopping tomatoes, then chop sweet basil and set both ingredients aside.
Next add all remaining ingredients into a bowl and whisk together. Slice Italian bread into small slices and brush with melted butter and fresh garlic paste.
Bake until crunchy for about 10 minutes. Next add tomatoes and basil into olive oil mixture and stir. Remove toasts from oven and top with bruschetta and enjoy!