Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer that pairs toasted crusty bread with ripe tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil.
It’s fresh, fabulous, and perfect for summer when tomatoes are in season!
Baguette Garlic Olive oil Tomatoes Fresh basil leaves Balsamic vinegar Kosher salt Black pepper Red pepper flakes
Rub the sliced bread with the halved fresh garlic cloves, then drizzle or brush it with olive oil.
Toast bread in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Warm 4 tablespoons of olive oil with the sliced garlic until warm and fragrant.
Combine the tomatoes, basil, garlic oil, balsamic, salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
Spoon the tomato mixture onto the toasted bread slices, then sprinkle fresh basil over the tops and serve.
Tip: If you’re serving these for a casual party, set the bread slices in a basket and leave the topping in a bowl so your guests can assemble their own bruschetta.
Add fresh mozzarella for a twist on bruschetta that’s a little bit like a caprese salad. You can even set this under the broiler in the oven to melt the cheese!