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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Tomato Basil Bruschetta is such a classic Italian appetizer, and something everyone should make when tomatoes are at their peak. This version is completely authentic with just tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and a little bit of salt and pepper to season the tomatoes. It's served with crusty Italian bread, and that's it.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bruschetta, tomato bruschetta, tomato crostini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 1/4 cup servings + 1 slice of bread
Calories 156 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf crusty italian bread
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Use a sharp knife to cut bread into 3/4-inch slices. Cut in half so each piece is about 3-4 inches long. Using a pastry brush, brush bread with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. It doesn't need to be saturated in oil, just damp enough for the salt and pepper to ahere. Season with salt and pepper. Line up on baking sheet. Toast unitl LIGHTLY toasted, about 4-5 minutes. Cool completely.

  3. While the bread toasts, add tomatoes, garlic, salt, basil, and remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to a small bowl. Mix to combine. Let sit for about 15 minutes.

  4. Serve toasted bread with bruschetta topping.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Amount Per Serving (1 toast + 1/4 cup bruschetta topping)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.