My Favorite Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta over an open fire
Bruschetta over an open fire


Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer that dates back to about the 15th century. It consists of grilled bread, coated with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. A common United States variation of this dish consists of basil, garlic, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and onion, however there are many different Bruschetta recipes. For example, pieces of meat or other vegetables can be added for different flavors. Bruschetta makes a very easy, yet elegant appetizer for dinner parties, or a quick snack for the kids after school.

How to prepare original Bruschetta:

You will need:

Tuscan Bread, thickly sliced, fresh is the best

Garlic clove

Extra Virgin Olive Oil



To Prepare:

  1. Cut six slices of bread and toast over open coals ( I use a regular toaster and it works well too)

  2. When both sides of bread are grilled, remove from coals and rub with a fresh, roasted clove of garlic by squeezing the pulp of the clove. Be careful you do not want to overwhelm the taste of the dish.

  3. Drizzle the bread with olive oil

  4. Season with salt and pepper

  5. Serves 6

Bruschetta with Mozzarella
Bruschetta with Mozzarella


My favorite version of Bruschetta involves the above ingredients, however you will also need mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil.

  1. Finely dice the tomatoes and let them drain for about an hour.

  2. Chop the fresh basil

  3. Combine those ingredients with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

  4. Toast the bread until it is golden brown, remove from heat, and rub with roasted garlic, turn over and rub the other side with garlic as well.

  5. Put a slice of mozzarella on each slice and return to oven until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

  6. Spread each slice with the tomato mixture, serve and enjoy!

This appetizer is great for anything and most that like garlic bread enjoy this dish as well. Try serving it with spaghetti to add a little flare to an ordinary meal. It is bound to be a hit with any crowd.

Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style
Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style

La Place's fifth Italian recipe collection is all about sandwiches. Nothing is complicated; simply use the freshest of breads, vegetables, and proteins to capture the authentic flavors of these snacks, desserts, and lunchtime meals. Her more than 75 recipes are differentiated by size of bread: panini, bruschetta, and crostini. Sweets are not neglected. Inventive, imaginative, and, yes, charming.

Simply Bruschetta : Garlic Toast the Italian Way
Simply Bruschetta : Garlic Toast the Italian Way

Simply Bruschetta: Garlic Toast the Italian Way, is just what the title says: clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 65 recipes. The book balances nicely the use of garlic, cheeses, fresh & dried herbs, vegetables, fish, fowl, and meats. This title will add variety to dinners & parties at home, or restaurants can select several bruschetta each week to showcase appetizer menus. The author adds several interesting and unique aspects to this cookbook: 1) it is user friendly--one recipe per page--no cumbersome page flipping; 2)up-to-date information on Italian cheeses, breads, olive oil, & garlic; 3) special sections on preparation, variations, substitutions, measurements & proportions; 4) each recipes begins with an aphorism by the author--food for thought! Printed on 80 lb. glossy art stock; illustated (color).

Mantova Mix Italian Bruschetta Topping 4/6 Oz
Mantova Mix Italian Bruschetta Topping 4/6 Oz

Product of Italy

Bruschetta with Roasted pepper, Tomato, Olives and Mushroom

Easy to use everyday as appetizes

Use as a gift for food lovers


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

That makes me hungry. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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meteoboy 6 years ago from GREECE

Pretty nice recipe!! I will taste it this night .Thank you for sharing with us.

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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Great recipe. I will have to try it on the family. God Bless

thislittlegreenbook 6 years ago

Great recipe, i have a bruschetta recipe to share - enjoy! There's lots of other easy, affordable recipes on my blog as well. Oni.

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pratoocool 5 years ago

Great Bruschetta Recipe. Its a worth try.


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