Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta makes a delicious, quick and easy dish. Made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and olive oil on grilled bread. Ready in less than 15 minutes! 

Bruschetta makes a delicious, quick and easy dish. Made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and olive oil on grilled bread. Ready in less than 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

This bruschetta recipe also includes a drizzle of balsamic glaze that I think takes it over the top. It just makes something that you think couldn’t get any better… better. I could seriously eat this every day and be a happy girl. It tastes so fresh with the bright basil flavor and then when you do add the drizzle of balsamic glaze to the top, it adds a layer of tangy sweetness that I love.

Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta makes a delicious, quick and easy dish. Made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and olive oil on grilled bread. Ready in less than 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

How to Make Bruschetta

I used grape tomatoes for the bruschetta photographed, but I also love to use heirloom and garden fresh tomatoes when they are at their peak from the garden. Since we still have just a little while for ours to grow and ripen, I turned to these year-round jewels from the grocery store. You can also use a red, yellow, or a sweet onion depending on your preference.

This recipe can easily be halved or multiplied depending on the number you plan to serve. Bruschetta makes a beautiful appetizer and I love to serve trays of it for parties or get togethers. You can toast the bread ahead of time and then add the topping and balsamic drizzle right before the party begins for serving.

Bruschetta makes a delicious, quick and easy dish. Made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and olive oil on grilled bread. Ready in less than 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

Here’s this classic Bruschetta recipe perfect for your next get together or just a quick dish. I hope you love it!

Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta makes a delicious, quick and easy dish. Made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and olive oil on grilled bread, this bruschetta recipe also includes a drizzle of balsamic reduction to take it over the top!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread sliced into 1 1/2 - 2 - inch slices
  • olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes sliced in half or 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 6-8 large basil leaves chopped
  • salt to taste
  • balsamic glaze optional

Instructions

  • Drizzle olive oil onto a grill pan over medium heat. Place bread slices onto grill pan and drizzle tops with additional olive oil. Cut tip off of garlic clove and rub onto the top side of the bread slice. Grill bread until lightly toasted, flipping to grill the other side, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from grill to a serving platter.
  • Stir together tomatoes, onion, and basil leaves. Add salt and spoon onto the top of the grilled bread. Drizzle all slices with balsamic glaze, if you choose to use.

Notes

If you prefer, you can toast the bread in the oven rather than on a grill pan. Preheat oven to 400º F, drizzle baking sheet with olive oil and place bread slices onto the sheet pan. Drizzle with additional olive oil and rub with garlic clove as instructed. Bake until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and complete as instructed

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 10mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Originally published 2014.

18 comments on “Bruschetta Recipe”

  1. Sounds really good Robyn! I could eat tomatoes and onions every day. You know I’m pinning it!

  2. I love bruschetta and the balsamic glaze is such a great addition!

  3. Sounds good, but how do you make a balsamic glaze?

  4. Absolutely delicious, the balsamic glaze took something that was good and made it perfection! I’ll definitely be making this again, the hubby loved it too. I added avocado and feta as well and they went great with it. So yummy!

  5. Is there a link for the balsalmis glaze?

  6. The recipe calls for grape tomatoes or Medium Onion…..should this be medium tomato?

  7. I love the simplicity of this recipe. I’m thinking maybe it would be good with the mayonnaise but it leads me curious at the Homemade Balsamic Glaze. I’m so excited to make it ????

  8. Simple dishes are always the best ! Thank you !

  9. Can you make it topping up a day or two before?

  10. It was a HIT!!!!!! I WAS SOOOO HAPPY😄😄😄🎉🎉🎉 Thank you

  11. Made it with and without the balsamic glaze, both were incredible and delicious. My glaze wasn’t as thick as I would’ve liked it, but still so good!! My young grandsons even loved it and you know how boys can be with eating raw onion and tomato, however, I did use homegrown tomatoes and purple onion which did cut the bitterness factor out and that helped. So yummy and good and easy to make. Everyone should try it once!

    • Hi Michelle,
      So happy you enjoyed this recipe. Isn’t it amazing how children will surprise us with what they like to eat sometimes? I’m sure the homegrown tomatoes helped. Nothing is better than that!

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