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Garden-Fresh Bruschetta

This easy-to-fix bruschetta can be served as an appetizer or as a colorful side dish. —Rachel Garcia, Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 14 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 fresh basil leaves


  • Rub cut side of garlic over one side of each slice of bread. Place bread garlic side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, oil, minced basil, salt and pepper; spoon about 2 tablespoons onto each piece of toast. Top each with a basil leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 203 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • kat444
    Aug 8, 2019

    Delicious with lots of basil chopped and mixed in, plus balsamic vinegar and generous pepper salt

  • shiny0torchic
    Jul 6, 2013

    I made this recipe for the Fourth of July, and it was fantastic. When my roommate and I ran out of French Bread, we ate it with wavy potato chips instead! This makes it a great gluten-free snack or lunch for the future. I can't wait to use actual fresh basil from my garden when it's ready to be picked, and I'll probably try adding minced garlic as well. A very delicious recipe I will make many times over.

  • pschube
    Jan 12, 2013

    Yummy! Add more flavor by mixing 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar and 1/2 tsp sugar with the olive oil before tossing with the tomato mixture.

  • CWhitefish
    Nov 11, 2012

    Simple, fresh and yummy...sure you could add other ingredients but if it ain't broke, don't fix it ;o)

  • pschube
    Aug 21, 2012

    I finely mince the garlic and mix it in with the tomatoes, onion and basil. Fresh and excellent!

  • fudgcake
    Jan 29, 2012

    I tryed it and I thouht it was awesome

  • JCV4
    Aug 27, 2011

    A good, easy recipe to use up the many tomatoes I have this year. I added some parmesan cheese on top one time, and another time I topped with shredded gruyere. Thanks!

  • bwcaloon
    Dec 28, 2010

    As usual, I modify the recipe to suit our taste. I add finely chopped veggies that I have on hand, (cucumber, green pepper, onion...) I have never tried baked/broiled, bruschetta, I cook mine in some margarine in a skillet. Then add the toppings...

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    Aug 7, 2010

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  • MPerfection
    Jun 13, 2010

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