This easy bruschetta recipe makes a great appetizer for any meal and is especially delicious during the summer when tomatoes and basil are in season.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keywords bruschetta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 120 kcal


  • 7 or 8 ripe medium tomatoes seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 French baguette cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • Olive oil for brushing bread
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper. Let sit while you toast the bread.
  3. Place the baguette slices on a large baking sheet. You might need to use two sheets. Brush the tops of the baguette slices with olive oil. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake until bread slices are toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and rub the garlic over the toasted bread, pressing slightly into the bread.
  4. Top each bread slice with tomato basil topping. Season with additional salt and black pepper and balsamic, if desired.
  5. Note-you can also toast the bread slices on the grill outside or on a grill pan.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 197mg8%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 15.2mg18%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.