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.
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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 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:
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.
Use Fresh Herbs And Ingredients
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!
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:
Tomato Basil Bruschetta Bites
- Cutting Board
- Bread Knife
- Mixing Bowl
- Chef's Knife
- 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
- 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.
More Lunch Ideas
If you enjoyed these tomato basil bruschetta bites, here are some more lunch and salad ideas that you’ll enjoy next!