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+ servings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
17 mins

Bruschetta is a simple appetizer or side dish takes advantage of our garden’s bounty by combining bright red, ripe tomatoes with fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar!

Course: Appetizer, Side
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: appetizer, side dish, tomato
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 47 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 ½ lbs. fresh tomatoes (I used 4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus additional for brushing on bread
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 baguette (about 8.3 ounces), sliced into ½-inch-thick slices
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Toast bread slices by brushing one side with olive oil, then broiling, non-oiled side up, for 45 seconds or until toasted.
  2. Turn bread over, add grated Parmesan cheese, and toast until lightly browned.

  3. Set aside and allow bread to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, combine basil, garlic, oregano, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  5. No more than 2 hours before serving, slice tomatoes into 4 sections, remove seeds, and chop coarsely. Combine tomatoes with the herb mixture and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  6. No more than 10 minutes before serving, top each bread slice with about 2 tablespoons of tomato mixture.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 slice of bread with about 2 tablespoons of tomato mixture)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.6g
Sodium 70.7mg3%
Potassium 67.7mg2%
Carbohydrates 6.8g2%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 1.2g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.