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Tomato Basil Bruschetta


For the Toast:

  • 1 loaf French bread or baguette
  • extra virgin olive oil to brush surface of bread
  • shredded Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese optional

For the Bruschetta:

  • 6 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 20 leaves basil minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Turn on the broiler. Slice the bread into ΒΌ-1/2 inch thick angled slices.
  2. Set the bread slices on a baking sheet. Pour a small amount of olive oil in a bowl and brush oil onto the bread slices with a basting brush.
  3. Sprinkle a little cheese onto each piece of bread.
  4. Put under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven and cool.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, kosher salt, balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil. Stir gently until combined.
  7. Spoon mixture onto toasted bread slices. Finish with a light sprinkling of kosher salt.

Recipe Notes

Cutting the bread at an angle makes the slices look prettier and also creates a larger surface area for the topping.