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Basic Bruschetta Recipe

Updated on December 18, 2011

Back to the basics

I enjoy making simple dishes with the most basic of ingredients. One of my favorite ingredients to use is garlic. That may be because I greatly enjoy Italian food. Well, I love Italy as a whole - the culture, language, architecture, climate, and landscaping. My brother was privileged to have been born in Italy. I am now learning Italian, and dream of one day visiting.

All of that aside, bruschetta is a very basic Italian dish, typically served as a light appetizer to a usually lengthy meal. As with most recipes, this one can be adapted to fit dietary needs, and changed to suit many tastes!



I like that this recipe is quick; usually prepared in five minutes or less, and plentiful; usually yields 14 or so servings.


  • About 14 ounces of tomato, diced (I do not recommend canned tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (add more if needed)
  • 1 1/2 clove fresh garlic, chopped
  • Sliced baguettes, crackers, or bread of your choosing


As simple as the ingredients, bruschetta is made rather quickly and easily.


  • Pour oil into a dish/bowl
  • Add tomatoes, basil, and garlic
  • Stir until well-mixed

Finito! (Finished!)

That is all that there is to making bruschetta. Serve in the bowl, or place a spoonful on top of small baguettes (or other bread of your choosing). To add flair and color, garnish each piece with a fresh basil leaf.

Semplicemente delizioso! (Simply delicious!)


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    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      4 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      I love bruschetta. It´s so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy weekend!

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you, James! There are SO many ways to make a fantastic Bruschetta. I honestly had a really good variety at Brio (the restaurant) recently, and want to learn how to make a couple of theirs! :) Thank you for stopping by & for you comment!

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      James Timothy Peters 

      6 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      I hear about this recipe all the time. Thank you so much and those other recipes are just as awesome!

      Thumbs Up & More

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you, Jools99, Marcy, & Kris, for your comments! I appreciate them greatly, and am glad that you all liked the recipe! I haven't read this one (nor made it) in some time, and think it's time to! :)

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      Kris Heeter 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      I love simple and this sounds great! I'll be adding this one to my "must try" list of recipes!

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      6 years ago from Planet Earth

      This looks delicious - and I'm also a fan of bruschetta; it's refreshing but also filling.

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      Jools Hogg 

      6 years ago from North-East UK

      I love bruscheta and I would definitely give these a try at home - great hub :o)

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      ya, that usually means it's good

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Yes, quite easy! I agree, and it's difficult (around here anyway) to find quality tomatoes this time of year. Great point!

      Thanks for reading & commenting. =]

    • rjsadowski profile image


      7 years ago

      Sounds tasty and easy to make. The key is to find good quality tomatoes out of season.

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Mmmhmm, it is!

      They're one the "top 10 worst foods" for you. I've read that in a few different places. That & microwave popcorn, but I just can't resist! =]

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      That looks super tasty. I also don't recommend canned tomatoes!

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA


      Oh, yes! And, it is so easy to make! I like your name for it. =] I would've never thought of that. Very clever, and definitely sums it up!

      Thank you, as always, for reading and commenting!


    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Veronica,

      I love Bruschetta as an appetizer before dinner. I like ot call them fancy tomato sandwichs.

      All My Best,



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