Bruschetta is one of the reasons why I started gardening many years ago. Just for the fresh Roma tomatoes and basil. I mean really, could basil be any more expensive at the grocery store? And, since I use nearly a cup of basil leaves to make my bruschetta, one package is never enough!

I usually make a double batch of this delicious snack. One big bowl is for dipping melba crackers. The rest is either used in pasta with grilled chicken, or on bread with extra parmesan cheese.

One perfect snack for a perfect meal. I don’t usually measure out my bruschetta ingredients, it’s usually an eyeballing thing, and taste testing. But, since I wanted to share this recipe with you, I measured the ingredients for one batch of bruschetta. Enjoy!!!




  • 10 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 head of garlic (about 9 cloves), chopped (not pressed)
  • 3/4 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Melba Toast (or bagel chips)


  1. Mix tomatoes, basil, garlic and cheese until each bite has a sufficient amount of each. Add more if necessary. Toss in some salt and pepper,red wine vinegar and stir. Add olive oil. Should be nice and shiny. Let sit in refrigerator to allow flavors to mingle. Enjoy!
  2. To make bruschetta bread, hollow out a loaf of french bread. Spoon in the bruschetta and top with an extra 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese. Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Cut and enjoy.
  3. For pasta, prepare noodles according to package (I like fettuccine noodles). Grill chicken with salt and pepper. Slice into thin strips. Heat bruschetta in microwave for about 2-3 minutes, until warmed. Serve over warm pasta with chicken strips and extra parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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13 comments on “Bruschetta”

  1. Thank you!! I’ve been looking for a recipe ever since I had it a few weeks ago at a scrapbooking crop. I couldn’t seem to find just a simple, regular recipe – they all had odd ingredients or just seemed over the top. I can’t wait to make this!

  2. Aimee- You’ve got my tastebuds going. That bruschetta looks amazing!

  3. This looks mouthwatering and awesome. Great picture. Yum. Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful grilled squash recipe.

  4. I love this…It makes me want to start chopping my garden tomato’s right now!

  5. I had no idea that it was this simple to make! Go figure. Thanks for the recipe! Stopping by from FTLB’s Tasty Tuesday 🙂

  6. I adore anything with tomatoes and basil! This looks right up my alley…DELISH!

  7. I don’t do well with plants but I even started an “herb” garden after I saw how expensive basil was!! Looks yummy!!

  8. I love Bruschetta. Its so fresh, healthy and so yummy! Great pics as always Aimee!

  9. This looks so good Aimee! I LOVE bruschetta! One of these days I’ll try my hand at growing herbs. I had it on my list of things to do this summer…never quite got to that section of the list. 😉

  10. This is definitely a reason to have a garden! Thanks for the extra serving tips, too.

  11. I love the freshness and bright flavors of bruschetta. Yours looks absolutely perfect!

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