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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Tomato Basil Bruschetta is a refreshing Italian appetizer and packed with so much flavor. Serve on toasted Italian or French loaf. A crowd-pleaser.
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Diet Vegan, Gluten-free option
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 76kcal



for the bruschetta

  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes chopped & drained
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp fresh basil julienned
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Indian green chilies, or 1/2 a serrano pepper use less if you can't handle heat
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

for the bread

  • 1 French loaf or Italian, should be a hard loaf
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic



  • Chop the tomatoes.
  • Drain the tomatoes for at least 15 minutes.
  • Chop the green chilies, garlic, red onions, and julienned basil.

Make the Bruschetta

  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, red onion, green chilies, and basil.
  • Add olive oil.
  • Add salt, black pepper, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes allowing the flavors can marry together.

Make the bread

  • In a small bowl, add a tablespoon of olive oil and a clove of garlic.
  • Drench the garlic in olive oil and spread it all over the bread.
  • Place the bread into a toaster oven and toast for 3-5 minutes until nice and toasty.
  • Top spoonfuls of bruschetta over toasted bread and serve immediately.


for gluten-free option: use gf French/Italian loaf.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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