Best Italian Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Italian Tomato Bruschetta, a posh and tasty Italian starter for any occasion. It might look simple, but it’s heavenly flavourful and tasty.

2 tomato bruschetta on a white tablecloth

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer dish consisting of grilled/baked bread that is brushed with garlic and olive oil and there are various toppings you can choose from.

The most famous one and most-loved must be the tomato topping, but other may include cheese of any type, peppers, black olives, basil, beans, cured meat and so on. It is all up to one’s taste and imagination, really.

Most Italian restaurants will have bruschetta as a starter dish or appetizer. Light, tasty and healthy, one can never go wrong with it. I opted for cherry tomatoes, , black olives and basil, and I got a fantastic treat.

Who said that tasty food has to be fancy or expensive? I absolutely adore this starter and am sure you will want to have a try, it’s so easy.

Collage of 4 photos showing how to make tomato bruschetta

Since l mentioned restaurants, can you believe that bruschetta can be so expensive? I mean, after all it’s just a few slices of bread and veggies, and they charge anything from £5 up? Really? That’s a rip off, l let you know.

With that money you can make some delicious bruschetta at home to feed the entire family, and the entire neighbourhood perhaps. I might be exaggerating, but still.

You can use any kind of bread for your bruschetta, there’s no right or wrong here, although baguette is my usual choice.

If you want to prepare it in advance, I would have all the ingredients cut up and stored in the fridge, and the bread slices baked, so that all you need to do before serving is assemble it, othewise the bread could become soggy if left around for too long.

Overhead shot of a white plate with 7 tomato bruschetta, a few basil leaves and cherry tomatoes on the side

The simple tomato toppic is epic, and it’s always a hit on matter the season. You could have these little beauties at any party, be it the New Year’s Eve party, Christmas party, or a nice gathering right in the heat of the summer.

Party food can be time consuming to prepare, especially if you go for lots of fancy ingredients. But no need to worry about wasting time, in about 15 minutes you have the best tomato bruschetta on a plate ready to be served.

Quick and easy finger food, and all you have to worry about is having fun entertaining your guests. And if you are looking for other equally delicious and easy to make party appetizers, why not try my collection of yummy finger food?

I certainly like food that can be prepared quickly, but that is super delicious.

Overhead shot of a table with 7 tomato bruschetta, some basil leaves and cherry tomatoes

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2 tomato bruschetta
Best Italian Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Italian Tomato Bruschetta, a posh and tasty Italian appetizer for any occasion. It might look simple, but it's heavenly flavourful and tasty

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: party food ideas
Servings: 10 bruschetta
Calories: 713 kcal
  • 10 slices of baguette (or any bread of your choice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp chopped basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp shaved parmesan
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 degrees Fahrenheit).

  2. Mix the olive oil, minced garlic and herbs, and lightly brush each baguette slice with it.

  3. Arrange on a tray, and bake for about 10 minutes until lightly brown and crispy.

  4. Meantime, cut the cherry tomatoes, slice the pitted black olives, and add them to a bowl together with the basil.

  5. Season with salt and pepper, add the balsamic vinegar, and mix well.

  6. Remove the bread slices from the oven, leave to cool, then top with the tomato mixture and shaved parmesan.

Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.
Nutrition Facts
Best Italian Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 713 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1655mg 69%
Potassium 307mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 126g 42%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 21.3%
Iron 41.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    February 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Very elegant and healthy!

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