Yield: 12 servings

Bruschetta Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Fresh tomatoes and garden-grown basil come together to create the most delicious and EASY Bruschetta recipe. Use bagel chips or toasted bread to dip, or add this mixture to pasta with cheese!


  • 10 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • ½ head of garlic (about 9 cloves), chopped (not pressed)
  • ¾ teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅓ 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 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 ½ 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 angel hair pasta). 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!


  • Don’t refrigerate your tomatoes in advance. You’ll get a better texture and flavor from your bruschetta if you keep tomatoes at room temperature.
  • The best types of tomatoes for bruschetta are Roma. Using fresh, juicy and ripe tomatoes will give you the best bruschetta. Just remember, good tomatoes equals good bruschetta.
  • Serve bruschetta on toasted baguette slices, with Melba crackers, or with bagel chips.
  • Use fresh basil to make the best bruschetta. You can buy fresh basil from the store, but it will cost you. Don’t use dried basil. It will not give you the same summer flavors. In a pinch, I have used the tube of fresh basil (it looks like a tube of toothpaste, but it's fresh and works better than dried basil).
  • Drizzle a little balsamic glaze over the tops of your grilled bread for an extra flavor.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks!
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 297mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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