Easy Bruschetta

Easy Bruschetta

1 pint cherry tomatoes

⅓ cup fresh basil

4 clove garlic, minced (4 tsp)

1 tbsp balsamic reduction

½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

Cut cherry tomatoes into bite sized pieces (halves or quarters depending on size). Chop basil.

Combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, balsamic reduction, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

6 servings, 10 calories per serving

Hack: Although bruschetta is known as an appetizer served on toasted bread, it’s also tasty when tossed with pasta, over mashed or baked potatoes, with rice or served with eggs!

Hack: Bruschetta can be frozen for up to 8 months. While the thawed product will differ in texture from the fresh product, it will retain its flavor and is best used in cooked dishes.



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10 Replies to “Easy Bruschetta”

  1. HI Cynthia,

    Firstly, that picture looks amazing, so appetizing.

    I’m a big fan of cherry tomatoes and typically add them to the side of just about any dish I eat.

    So, this extremely easy recipe is a winner a for me. Funnily enough, I always assumed bruschetta was the bread part of the recipe, but you’ve given me some great ideas here.

    I think I would absolutely devour this served on a hot baked potato. Lovely.

    Thank You
    Partha

    1. Partha, interestingly enough, bruschetta was orginally toasted bread that had been rubbed with garlic. At some point, it got topped with tomatoes and basil, which then became known as bruschetta. Now the tomato topping is known as the “bruschetta” part. I’m sure there are still different definitions in different regions.

      Thank you for your comments and encouragement!

  2. Sound good and entirely plant-based (which is right up my alley). I have waited tables in several restaurants that offered bruschetta. It was always a popular appetizer

    I have basil and tomatoes growing in my garden right now. I am going to make this. Thanks for the recipe.

    Many blessings, Brian

    1. I love that bruschetta is simple to make, refreshing to eat and healthy. I don’t have a garden but I snipped the basil out of my son-in-laws garden and got the tomatoes from the local farmers market.

      Please let me know how you like this recipe after you try it!

  3. This sounds like a great recipe! I’m on a short term keto diet and very grateful that you included non bread options! This definitely sounds like a refreshing summer salad that I will enjoy for years to come!
    I can’t wait to check out your other recipes. Thanks so much!
    Jamie L.

    1. I definitely admire those who can stick to a keto diet as I’ve never had any luck sticking to it. I hope this recipe helps! Let me know how you like it.

  4. Hello Cindy,
    I just love this post, I’m a fan of Bruschetta, I just love them and I’m going to try this recipe to make different from my cheep one buy at the grocery store.
    Lyne

    1. I had no idea this was sold in stores…the only place I’ve ever had it was a restaurant! I hope you like this version so please let me know. Thank you for your comments!

  5. I thank you very much for this easy and simple recipe, and I have never heard of Bruschetta before visiting your website. This just might be the answer to my long-term problem, I am not able to use the sauces in the stores. So I rarely eat pasta because of this, and I might even give this a try on my sweet potatoes.

    I think God sent me to your website for the answer to my problem

    Jeff

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