Simple Bruschetta

★★★★★ 6 Reviews
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By Brian Blackley
from Covington, TN

The kids love this one. Quick and easy, warm and cheesy, this one is also a hit with guests. Add red pepper flakes for an extra kick.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This simple dish has great flavor... largely due to the fresh tomatoes and prominent basil!  I used 3 large tomatoes when I prepared the dish, but feel free to adjust to your liking.

serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake


  •   1 medium
    loaf french bread cut into 1 inch slices
  •   4 medium
    tomatoes, chopped
  •   8 oz
    mozzarella cheese, grated
  •   1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  •   1/2 small
    onion, chopped
  •   1/2 small
    sweet red (bell) pepper, chopped
  •   1 bunch
    fresh basil, chopped
  •   2 clove
    chopped garlic
  •   3 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  •   3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  •   1 tsp
    coarse sea salt (to taste)
  •   1 tsp
    coarse ground black pepper (to taste)
  •   1 tsp
    fresh oregano (or 2 tsp. dried)

How To Make

  • 1
    Mix all ingredients except cheese and bread in a mixing bowl. Set aside and let flavors blend.
  • 2
    Toast bread to light, golden brown and remove from oven.
  • 3
    Mix mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  • 4
    Spoon tomato mixture onto bread. Drizzle with juice (tomato, oil, vinegar) from mixing bowl. Top with cheese. Continue until all ingredients are gone.
  • 5
    Place in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Remove and serve!