Quick and Easy Bruschetta

12 Comments on Quick and Easy Bruschetta


Growing up, I was very picky. I wouldn’t eat anything to do with tomatoes or onions, so I’m still surprised at how much I love Bruschetta. It is one of my favorite and easier appetizers to make and always impresses my guests. I think it looks like it could be from a restaurant and is so good.

It is the perfect summer appetizer that you can serve at home or take to a BBQ. The perfect blend of tomatoes, onion and garlic.. With a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze, I’m looking for reasons to make this again and again.

Quick and Easy Bruschetta

Quick and Easy Bruschetta
Yields 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
76 calories
5 g
3 g
5 g
2 g
1 g
46 g
94 g
3 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 3mg
Sodium 94mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup Roma tomatoes, pitted and diced (about 4 tomatoes)
  2. 1/4 cup diced red onion (about 1/4 onion)
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 4 fresh Basil leaves, chopped
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  6. pinch of salt
  7. pinch of black pepper
  8. 1/4 cup shaved parmesan
  9. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  10. 1/2 loaf French Baguette, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  11. 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  12. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. 1. In a medium size bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, onion, salt, pepper and olive oil. Cover and store in the fridge for at least an hour, to bring out all the flavors.
For the Balsamic Glaze
  1. In a small saucepan, heat up the balsamic vinegar over medium heat until it boils. Keep stirring, until it reduces by half, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside. It will continue to thicken as it sits.
For the Bruschetta
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic powder. Brush onto the top side of the baguette.
  3. 3. Place to slices onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until golden and toasty.
  4. 4. Top each slice with a spoonful of the bruschetta mixture.
  5. 5. Sprinkle on the shaved parmesan cheese.
  6. 6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  7. 7. Serve!
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What is your favorite summer appetizer?

12 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Bruschetta

  1. I’ve never tried this because of the onions but if you like it, I’ll have to sometime! It looks really good.

  2. Love this!!! I love bruschettas! And I especially love this one is super savory and easy to make! I will be making this on Friday night! Thanks for sharing this superb recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I loveeee bruschetta. I’ve never thought to put balsamic glaze on it! And what’s weird is that I always look for an excuse to use balsamic glaze haha…definitely trying this recipe!

  4. I love Bruschetta! Any kind… currently I am stuck on an Olive Bruschetta that is incredible ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely be trying this recipe very soon!

  5. This looks so delicious and easy! Bruschetta is always one of my favorite things to order out. I will have to try and make it now.

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