The Best Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta is hands down one of the best ways to enjoy the bounties of your garden this summer. It's a classic Italian appetizer that is bursting with flavor. It's really easy to make ahead, in fact, it's encouraged because the flavors have time to marinate together. Then, you can serve it up on a toasted baguette. Fresh homemade bruschetta is really the flavor of the summer! Give this recipe with tomato and basil a try today. It's the best out there!

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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil: The Best Recipe!

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Did you know, bruschetta is actually pronounced with a k sound? Italians pronounce it "brusketta" so if you want to sound authentic, give that pronunciation a try!

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Secrets for making the perfect bruschetta

  • Fresh, quality ingredients make a difference, so use the best of what you have
  • The smaller the tomato the sweeter they are, so stick with Roma or even grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Add fresh mozzarella for an even more authentic taste
  • remove the tomato seeds if you want to keep your bruschetta from getting too runny

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When we were traveling in Italy, we simply could not get enough Bruschetta. 

The secret to this bruschetta is the balsamic vinegar. My favorite comes from Metropolitan Market, but if you don't have a local store, this one from Amazon is good too. 

Some people want to save their fingers, or they find that their knife skills aren't very good. This vegetable chopper will help make the job easier. 

bruscheta with tomato and basil

Author: Rachel Teodoro

Bruschetta with tomato and basil

Bruschetta with tomato and basil! Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread filled with flavor!


  • 6 Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • ½ cup red onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)


How to cook Bruschetta with tomato and basil

  1. Dice your tomatoes and onion.
  2. Mince the garlic.
  3. Chop your fresh basil.
  4. Combine all the tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil in a bowl.
  5. Add 2 tbsp balsalmic vinegar.
  6. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
  7. Stir together.
  8. Serve as a dip or on a baguette.
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Go ahead and give this recipe a try! I think you are going to love it. It's quickly becoming a family favorite at our house. We feel very fancy having appetizers at nearly every meal!

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