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Simple Bruschetta

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Bruschetta is a fresh, simple and delicious appetizer that can be prepared in minutes and enjoyed any time of the year. Whether you’re a vegan or a meat eater, this simple and classic appetizer is sure to satisfy the taste buds of any diet. If you’ve got 15 minutes and are looking for a delicious appetizer or even a quick snack then this bruschetta recipe is the answer for you. Easy, classic and very tasty, it’s no wonder this crowd-pleaser is a welcome addition to any meal, anytime.

When preparing bruschetta, the quality of this recipe completely depends on the quality of the tomatoes.  Get the ripest, juiciest you can find, you can use any variety and just go with the quality!  (In the video heirloom tomatoes are used but you can use any kind of tomatoes to your liking).

While we usually think of bruschetta as the tomato portion of this recipe, the word bruschetta actually refers to the preparation of the bread (cut, olive oil, and garlic). It isn’t always topped with tomatoes, it can be made with other ingredients too such as mushrooms or cheese, but tomato is the most popular!

This appetizer consists of a mix of simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Bruschetta shows that food doesn’t have to be fancy to be extremely satisfying. All you need is fresh bread, toppings, and tomatoes that are ripe and sweet, and de-seeded.

Bruschetta is made up of very simple flavors and is, therefore, best if you make it with the highest quality and freshest ingredients you can find.


4 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 loaf French bread, toasted and sliced

In a bowl, toss together the tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. Mix in the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Chill for 1-2 hours. Serve on toasted bread slices.

Tips: De-seed the tomatoes so the bruschetta doesn’t get watery and it also prevents the bread from getting soggy.

Try to maintain the shapes of different tomatoes to add to the presentation of the dish. Other ingredients can be added according to your taste – olives, avocado etc.

Talk about an easy, quick and delicious appetizer! We promise you’ll love this. It is one of our favorite recipes that can be made so easily and tastes so good! Watch our video!

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