Tomato Bruschetta With Fresh Basil

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"This is my favorite way of making bruschetta. Rubbing the garlic clove over the bread adds so much flavor and puts it over the top."

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30.2 g)
  • Calories 41.2
  • Total Fat - 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.6 mg
  • Sodium - 58.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 14.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper; let stand for 15 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Step 2

Slice bread in 1-inch-thick slices. Place on baking sheet and broil until lightly browned on each side. Rub cut side of garlic clove over one side of bread; brush with olive oil.

Step 3

Spoon tomato mixture over top.

Step 4

Sprinkle with Parmesan (if using).

Step 5

If tomato mixture has been refrigerated, broil bruschetta for 1 minute.

Step 6

Makes about 16 slices.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this for a potluck lunch at work today and it was a big hit! I added a nice amount of black pepper and just a splash of olive oil. Thanks so much lazyme.

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(9 Jul 2019)

Mia in Germany

My kind of appetizer, we had this as supper in the evening, perfect meal for some Italy-feeling! So easy to make and still always so yummy. Thanks for posting! Made for SWT 2019 / Italy for the Traveling Tastebuds

review by:
(8 Jul 2019)


Loved these beauties! Love how the tomato, basil, and garlic just make these gems simply perfect. They were a real success felt by all in my home. Thank you Lazyme for sharing. Made it for Susie's World Tour - Italy, Team Sue Chefs.

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(7 Jul 2019)