Italian Bruschetta Recipe

A fabulous version of an Italian Bruschetta recipe is one made with fresh, tasty and juicy tomatoes! Bruschetta is a simple antipasto to create, but remains fun and delicious to eat.

This recipe can be changed up in many different ways.

If you're an olive lover, chop up as many different types as you like, toss with olive oil, basil and salt and use that as a topper!

Tomatoes are traditionally the most popular version - but don't stick to tradition, experiment!

Antipasto Italian Bruschetta Recipe

Serves 4

Italian Bruschetta


  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 or 7 fresh basil leaves, ripped up
  • 2 cloves of garlic, (1 halved, 1 chopped)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (extra-virgin is best!)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 8 slices of crusty Italian bread, sliced about 1/2 inch thick

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Preparation for Tasty Italian Bruschetta Recipe

Preheat your broiler, grill or toaster oven. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, chopped garlic, basil, olive oil, vinegar and salt. Toss gently to evenly coat the mixture with oil.

Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet or rack and allow to broil or grill, flipping them over once, until each side is lightly toasted. (This should take about 2 minutes!)

Remove the toast from heat and rub one side of each piece with the halved garlic.

Top each slice of bread with the tomato mixture. Serve alone or with a wonderful slice of salty Italian cheese, like parmeggiano reggiano or ricotta salata.

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