Very simple tomato bruschetta recipe with tomatoes! Just have to throw all ingredients together in a bowl, and make the toast! This toast is made out of a sandwich bread loaf instead of a baguette. You can use a baguette, but not everyone always has one on hand! Sandwich bread it just as doable. This should take no longer than 20 minutes to make from start to finish.
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What is bruschetta?
Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil that is marinated together. This can be served on toast or in pastas and salads.
- Tomatoes - I used roma tomatoes from my garden. You can used canned diced tomatoes as well though.
- Balsamic vinegar - Monari Federzoni
- Basil and parsley - I prefer to use fresh basil instead of dried.
- Minced onion - you can also use regular onion
- Bread - I use whatever I have on hand. The staler the better since we will be toasting the bread!
How to make tomato bruschetta bread:
- Make tomato base - this needs time to marinate before serving.
- Toast bread - you can toast large quantities of bread in the oven!
- Assemble - serve your tomato bruschetta with the toasties right out of the oven
Best bruschetta tips:
- Use room temp tomatoes - make sure your tomatoes are room temperature and fresh before beginning this recipe.
- Fresh tomatoes - using fresh roma tomatoes gives a better flavor than canned
- Marinate - allow mixture to marinate before putting on the toast and eating. It does make a difference.
- Assemble as needed - the tomatoes can make the toast soggy if sitting out for a while. It is best to have guests scoop their own bruschetta dip on their own pieces of toast as they please. That way they can also top off their own toast with whatever extra seasonings they want.
What does bruschetta go with:
This goes great with pasta or another Italian dish. You an even serve it on grilled chicken breast or on a salad.
I recommend eating this right away. It will keep for a day or so in the fridge, but the tomatoes do not stay fresh tasting and the juices run out.
Yes, this can be made a few hours in advance to let the flavors marinate.
If your tomato skin is rather thicken, then you can peel them so the tomato is softer while eating. It is not necessary though.
Caprese is typically made with fresh mozzarella and is served by itself and not on bread. Bruschetta is usually served on toasted bread.
How to store bruschetta on toasted bread:
- Fridge - store this tomato appetizer in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
- Freezer - I have not tried freezing this recipe. If you would like to try it, go for it! Let me know how it goes.
Bruschetta with Bread
- 4 cups tomatoes diced
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 5 basil leaves chopped
- 3 tablespoon minced onion
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 7 slices of bread of your choosing
- In a large bowl, stir together every ingredient except for the bread. Let flavors marinate in the fridge while you prepare the toast.
- Begin making the toast by slicing each bread slice into 4 pieces using a pizza cutter.
- Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray. Place bread squares on baking sheet so they are not touching. Bake squares at 425 degrees for about 8 minutes or until they are toasted enough to your liking.
- To serve this Bruschetta Recipe with Tomatoes, scoop a heaping tablespoon of the tomato mixture onto the bread squares. Season each bite with extra salt, pepper, garlic, or olive oil on top for extra flavor.
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I love love love bruschetta! Excited to use your recommendations for olive oil and vinegars!
Fantastic appetizer, simple but great Mediterranean flavour that the whole family enjoyed 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing, we will be making it again very soon!!
One of my favorite Summer appetizers. I will have to give your recipe a try. Sounds delicious.
Yum....tomatoes with garlic and onions....delicious.