Easy Bruschetta Appetizer

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When warmer weather strikes, I crave this easy bruschetta recipe. It’s incredibly refreshing and makes for THE perfect summer app!

This easy bruschetta appetizer is quick to make and yields the most delicious results - restaurant-style! #homemadebrushcetta

I’ll take seconds, please!

Summer is, hands down, my favourite season of all time. By the time June hits, I’m craving anything and everything “fresh.” I long for seasonal fruits in my desserts, lots of ice (and fizziness!) in my drinks and of course, summer-inspired flavours in my appetizers.

This easy bruschetta appetizer is quick to make and yields the most delicious results - restaurant-style! #homemadebrushcetta

My bruschetta recipe is surefire. It’s easy to whip-up, and I often turn to it when we’re welcoming guests at the last minute.

In fact, my easy bruschetta appetizer also doubles as a light lunch. You see, in the summer months, I tend to gravitate towards lighter meals. This bruschetta recipe is our family’s go-to when we’re craving something quick but not-so-filling.

How Long Does Bruschetta Keep For?

I’m always one for leftovers. I’m not a big lunch eater, so I often turn to leftovers for a yummy healthy meal for my fam.

However, I must say, bruschetta is usually best eaten the day it’s made. Yup: the fresher, the better!

If you find yourself with tons of leftover bruschetta, I suggest keeping it refrigerated in an air-tight container for a maximum of two days.

How to Serve Bruschetta at a Party

When it comes to serving bruschetta, I recommend keeping it in a separate bowl, right next to your toasted baguette. It may be tempting to top each bread slice ahead of time, but avoid doing it! You want the bread to remain as crunchy as possible. Adding the bruschetta topping in advance just causes unnecessary sogginess.

Steps to Make a Delicious and Easy Bruschetta Appetizer

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 French baguette
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil + 1 tbsp
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 plum tomatoes, cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup finely shredded parmesan
  • ¼ cup finely chopped basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction sauce (optional)
  • Yields: 4 servings as an appetizer

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Cut French bread into slices and line on a baking sheet. Bake for about 5-8 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and set aside.

Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a small skillet and fry garlic for 2 minutes. Allow to cool and pour contents into a large bowl.

As the garlic cools down, add tomatoes, parmesan, basil salt and pepper. Put in a serving bowl and drizzle with extra tablespoon of olive oil.

When serving on individual bread slices, feel free to drizzle with balsamic vinegar reduction sauce.

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Easy Bruschetta Appetizer

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This easy bruschetta appetizer will have your family begging for seconds! Check it out to make your very own restaurant-style bruschetta.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins

SERVINGS

7

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Small Skillet
  • Large bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil + 1 tbsp
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 plum tomatoes cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup finely shredded parmesan
  • ¼ cup finely chopped basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction sauce optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cut French bread into slices and line on a baking sheet. Bake for about 5-8 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a small skillet and fry garlic for 2 minutes. Allow to cool and pour contents into a large bowl.
  • As the garlic cools down, add tomatoes, parmesan, basil salt and pepper. Put in a serving bowl and drizzle with extra tablespoon of olive oil.
  • When serving on individual bread slices, feel free to drizzle with balsamic vinegar reduction sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 444IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bruschetta, bruschetta appetizer, easy appetizer, homemade brushcetta
Servings: 7 slices
Calories: 191kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    Looks amazing. It’s such a easy and delicious recipe. Perfect for summer lunch. I can’t wait to make this for my husband.