Easy Tomato Garlic Bruschetta

So once upon a time when we were allowed to have social gatherings, one of my favorites dishes to make is my Tomato Garlic Bruschetta appetizer. I always enjoyed making it for others because it always received great compliments and I live for the positive reinforcement.

It’s surprisingly very easy to make as well.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 French loaf
  • 4 cups (or 2 lbs) tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup white onion, finely minced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions for preparing the bread:

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Cut the French loaf into thin slices.
  • Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of each slice.
  • Bake until the surface is lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side.

Instructions for preparing the tomato garlic bruschetta:

  • In a bowl, add the tomatoes, onions, basil, garlic, salt and black pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add the olive oil, stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately or chill.

Instructions for serving the tomato garlic bruschetta:

  • Keep the bread and the bruschetta separate from each other prior to serving. This prevents the bread from getting soggy.
  • Immediately prior to serving, the bruschetta is to be added to the top of each bread slice.

I bring this tomato garlic bruschetta dish to dinners or to potluck-ish gatherings and everyone always compliments this appetizer. I love it too. I can eat it as a snack.

7 Replies to “Easy Tomato Garlic Bruschetta”

    1. It IS so incredibly easy! So delicious as well. Since you don’t have bread… I found some comments online about putting the bruschetta on chicken, steak, or scrambled eggs for a bread alternative, in case any of that sounds tasty to you. I hope you’re having a great weekend! 🙂

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