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Easy Bruschetta Recipe

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Simple is a beautiful virtue! Simple things like fresh bread, grilled and garnished with some of the modest ingredients, are an ode to Italy’s traditional Bruschetta.


  • 2 sour bread slices
  • 1 cup cherry tomato 
  • 5 basil leaves 
  • 2 teaspoon garlic ( minced) 
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 teaspoon Extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
  • Salt 


  1. Slice the cherry tomatoes and take in the bowl. 
  2. To a small mixing bowl, add 1teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic , salt & pepper. Whisk to combine. Spread the mixture  over the bread and toast the sour bread for 5 minutes over pre-heated oven at 400 degrees F / 177 C. 
  3. To a small pan, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil, add 1 teaspoon garlic and 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes. Stir fry for few seconds. 
  4. Add this to a cherry tomato. 
  5. Add balsamic vinegar, chopped italian basil, salt and pepper. 
  6. Toss everything together. 
  7. To a toasted bread, spoon some cherry tomato, sprinkle basil and serve. 


Expert Tips

Fresh Tomatoes from off your garden or the ones kept at room temperature give the better flavor

Make sure to scoop out the juice and seeds of the tomatoes, or else it will make the bruschetta soggy

The fire should be medium hot so that the bread gets the perfect charred/grilled texture; if not bake at high heat (450 degrees F) until it is crisp

Whatever toppings you use, ensure it is of high quality and of fresh ingredients to pay tribute to this simple recipe

Grilling the bread gives that needed smoky flavor, if not possible, toast it

The bread is best brushed with olive oil and lightly toasted and rubbing the fresh garlic on the toasted/grilled bread gives that perfect bite

Oil on the bread on both sides helps acts as a barrier between the juicy toppings and the bread, to prevent the bread from becoming soggy

The longer the bruschetta marinates, the flavourful it is

  • Category: Starter
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

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