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Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer that pairs toasted crusty bread with ripe tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. It’s fresh, fabulous, and perfect for summer when tomatoes are in season!
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: bruschetta, tomato bruschetta
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 large baguette sliced into ¼” slices
  • 2 cloves garlic halved
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 4 large tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup basil sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • chopped fresh basil


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Rub baguette slices with garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Toast bread on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, turning halfway.
  • Heat the 4 tbsp of olive oil and sliced garlic over medium heat until hot and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add the tomatoes, basil, garlic oil, balsamic, salt, pepper, and chili flakes to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Spoon tomato mixture onto toasted bread slices
  • Top with fresh basil and serve.