How to Make Italian Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Updated on March 28, 2020
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Homemade Italian tomato basil bruschetta
Homemade Italian tomato basil bruschetta

A Light and Delightful Healthy Snack or Appetizer!

Italian tomato basil bruschetta is colorful, crunchy, and super delicious. This snack is a popular choice for all ages because of its bright flavors and bite-sized presentation.

You need only about 10 minutes and a few basic ingredients to make this yummy snack. Serve it as a party appetizer, an evening snack, or as a dinner side dish. Now, let me share with you the detailed recipe.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 6 min
Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bread, edges removed
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian dried mixed herbs
  • a few fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove the edges of the bread slices. Cut each slice into half. Grill the bread slices in an oven until they become crispy. Set aside. (Alternatively, you can roast the bread slices in a pan. However, using an oven is preferable.)
  2. Finely chop the tomatoes. Apply salt to them. Set aside for 5 minutes. Place the salted tomatoes in a colander and pour water over them in order to wash away the seeds.
  3. Rub the bread slices with the grated garlic, pepper powder, salt, and olive oil.
  4. Generously place chopped tomatoes on each slice without leaving any gap.
  5. Sprinkle Italian mixed herbs over the tomatoes. Sprinkle a little salt on top of each of slice.
  6. Sprinkle pepper powder. Finally, add a few drops of olive oil on the topping.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Photo Tutorial

Prepare all of the ingredients
Prepare all of the ingredients
Step one: Finely chop the tomatoes. Place them in a colander. Apply salt. After 5 minutes, pour water over them in order to wash away the seeds. Set aside.
Step one: Finely chop the tomatoes. Place them in a colander. Apply salt. After 5 minutes, pour water over them in order to wash away the seeds. Set aside.
Step two: Remove the edges of the bread slices. Cut each slice in half. Grill the bread in the oven until they become crispy. Apply olive oil, salt, and pepper powder on both the sides
Step two: Remove the edges of the bread slices. Cut each slice in half. Grill the bread in the oven until they become crispy. Apply olive oil, salt, and pepper powder on both the sides
Step three: Place the bread slices on a plate. Generously spread chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle salt, Italian dry mixed herbs, basil, and pepper powder. Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on top.
Step three: Place the bread slices on a plate. Generously spread chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle salt, Italian dry mixed herbs, basil, and pepper powder. Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on top.
Your favorite Italian tomato basil bruschetta  is ready to serve! Serve immediately. Enjoy the crunchy,  flavorful, and delicious snack!
Your favorite Italian tomato basil bruschetta is ready to serve! Serve immediately. Enjoy the crunchy, flavorful, and delicious snack!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 54
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 24 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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