Tomato Basil Bruschetta Bites

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For a light lunch or a fun appetizer, make these tomato basil bruschetta bites. They are zesty, with all fresh ingredients.

In fact, you can use all fresh ingredients from your garden in this simple recipe. There is no cooking required. It’s almost like a salad on some slices of bread.

Bruschetta bites with tomato and basil on baguette slices.

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An Easy Salad Alternative For Lunch

As the weather gets warmer, most people transition to fresh salads and refreshing iced teas as their lunch choices. There’s just something about a colorful plate of leafy greens, vegetables, and dressing that makes you feel like it’s finally summer.

To add a bit of change to your “salad routine,” last week I put together some bruschetta bites to serve as a light lunch. I was incredibly generous with the basil leaves in my recipe and scooped the finished mixture on top of slices of baked baguette. I munched on them while relaxing on my balcony, taking in all the sun and enjoying this brilliant change in weather.

If you want a creamy salad, try this chicken salad. It’s delicious on its own or with some baguette slices.

How to make bruschetta bites.

How To Make Tomato Basil Bruschetta

The best thing about this recipe is that there is no cooking required! They look fancy enough to serve at a party, and will actually fill you up too.

What You Need:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

Tomato Basil Bruschetta Tips

All of the exact ingredients and steps are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here are some additional tips.

Slice The Baguette Thick

I made my slices about 1-inch thick. If they are thicker, they are easier to grab and will hold all of the ingredients better.

A sliced baguette on a wooden cutting board.

Use Fresh Herbs And Ingredients

I used fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic, and onion. Fresh ingredients have so much more flavor than dried herbs!

Chopped basil.

Eat Them Fresh

These bites taste so much better when you eat them fresh. I like to chop up the ingredients, pile them on the bread, and enjoy my fresh little lunch. It’s so good!

Tomato basil bruschetta on a wooden cutting board.

Bruschetta Toppings

I used tomato, garlic, onions, and basil. There are so many other choices you can make, so layer it with your favorite foods.

Here are some more ideas:

Baguette topped with tomato basil mixture.
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Tomato Basil Bruschetta Bites

Print Recipe
These tomato basil bruschetta bites are a lunchtime treat!
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins

SERVINGS

7

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Bread Knife
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Chef's Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 Baguette sliced into 1-inch thick pieces
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 4 Tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup Basil leaves chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup White Onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp White Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  • Slice the bagquette into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Chop up the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and basil.
  • Add all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Top the baguette pieces with the tomato basil mixture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 631IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bruschetta bites, fresh basil, perfect appetizer, tomato basil bruschetta
Servings: 7 slices
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Lisa Favre
Tomato basil party appetizer.

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