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Fresh Bruschetta Recipe

This homemade fresh bruschetta is made with garden ripe tomatoes and basil. This easy yet elegant appetizer is a total crowd pleaser!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 161kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (roma, cherry etc.), seeds removed (or a majority of them) 
  • 6-8 basil leaves (depending on size), julienned 
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar OR balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

For the Baguette

  • 2 tbsp olive oil OR melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 baguette sliced on the bias, about 1/4-inch thick


  • In a small non-stick skillet set over medium-low heat, add olive oil. When the oil is hot, add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Do not let it brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the oil/garlic, tomato, basil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, combine the oil and garlic powder. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and toast until lightly browned.
  • Top with tomato mixture and serve immediately.


- You can also top the toasts with fresh mozzarella before adding the tomato mixture.


Serving: 8serving | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg