Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Summer may have come to an end but this family favorite is year round for our family.  

We may not be able to pick tomatoes fresh from our garden  but store bought ones work as well.

Bruschetta is really simple to make. You only need basic ingredients. The only tedious part of preparing this recipe is slicing and dicing up all of the ingredients.

A little side note is:  I use left overs to make a delicious pasta sauce.  Just dump your leftovers in a saute pan and add one jar of pasta sauce and you have a quick and yummy dinner. 

Now hurry and try this delicious tomato basil bruschetta recipe yourself or take to your next gathering as an appetizer.  Just get ready for those rave reviews from your family and friends. 

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

A delicious bruschetta mixture with cherry tomatoes and basil. The perfect summer recipe that is great as a side dish or appetizer.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 24 servings


  • Cooking sheet
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1-2 pounds cherry tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 purple onion chopped
  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1-2 baguette loaves French bread
  • cheddar or mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cup olive oil extra virgin
  • cup balsalmic vinegar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt add to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450° F or use the broiler setting on your oven to toast the sliced baguette pieces.
  • Slice the tomatoes and put them into a mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper, olive oil, balsalmic ,onion, basil, and garlic. Toss together then let it marinate.
  • Slice the cheddar or mozzarella cheese.
  • Slice your baguette into diagonal pieces. You lightly brush the baugette pieces with olive oil.
  • Place the baguette slices in a single layer on the baking sheet then bake them on the middle rack for 6 to 9 minutes. Cook them until they are crispy and golden on top. You may also use your oven's broiler setting to toast the bauggette slices quickly.
  • When you are ready to serve, each person will top each toasted baguette piece with the bruchetta mixture and slices of cheese. Bruschetta can be served also with lightly drizzling balsamic vinegar.
Keyword appetizer, bruschetta, side dish, tomato, tomato basil bruschetta

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