Italian Bruschetta Recipe


Savor the taste of Italy with this Traditional Italian Bruschetta Recipe, a delightful appetizer that showcases the simplicity and freshness of Italian cuisine. Bruschetta, traditionally toasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, and olive oil, offers a perfect blend of crunchy texture and vibrant flavors.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: N/A
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving: 4


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, 1 minced and 1 whole
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds


  1. Prepare the Topping:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, red onion, minced garlic, and basil. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside to let flavors meld.
  2. Toast the Bread:
    • Preheat your grill or broiler. Toast the baguette slices until they are golden brown on each side. Rub the toasted bread lightly with the whole garlic clove for a hint of flavor.
  3. Assemble Bruschetta:
    • Spoon the tomato mixture generously onto each slice of toasted bread. Drizzle with a little more olive oil if desired.


  • For the best flavor, use tomatoes that are ripe and aromatic.
  • Bruschetta can be varied with additional toppings like chopped olives, capers, or anchovies.
  • Serve immediately after assembling to ensure the bread remains crisp.

Nutritional Information per Serving (Based on USDA Guidelines):

  • Calories: 270 kcal
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 460mg
  • Sugars: 6g

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