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easy bruschetta

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Sun ripened tomatoes, fresh garden basil, and sweet garlic combine to bring you summers best in this easy Bruschetta recipe with a flavorful balsamic glaze. This easy appetizer brings out the best of the season in just a few simple steps. Friends and family just love this scrumptious recipe and have even donated fresh garden tomatoes to the cause.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy bruschetta

  • 3
    garden fresh tomatoes diced small
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/3 c
    fresh basil chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    baguette sliced on a diagonal in 1/2 inch slices
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How To Make easy bruschetta

  • 1
    Combine tomatoes and salt in a bowl. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Drain tomato juice. Add garlic, basil and pepper; stir gently to combine. Drizzle with vinegar and olive oil; stir gently to coat. Let sit for 20-30 minutes at room temperature.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Place on a parchment covered baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes and then flip toasts and bake for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3
    Combine balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes; stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  • 4
    Assemble by spooning the tomatoes on to the toasted baquette slices. Place on a serving platter and lightly drizzle with the balsamic glaze. For best results serve promptly.