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vertical close up of a piece of toasted bread topped with a tomato basil and balsamic mixture on top of a wooden cutting board

Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe

This easy tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a perfect summer appetizer that will show of the awesomeness of summer ripe tomatoes!
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer, basil, crostini, easy, tomatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 12 servings


  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes quartered
  • cup basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Toasty bread for serving if topping crostini, you’ll need about 50 pieces
  • Optional: additional balsamic glaze


  • Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
  • Serve the tomato basil mixture on top of toasty bread and if you’d like, drizzle with additional balsamic glaze.
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  • Tomato mixture can be made up to 3 days before serving.
  • If your tomatoes are very watery, feel free to get rid of some of it.
  • The serving size is based off of serving the topping with my crostini recipe. The tomato basil mixture will make enough to top 50 pieces of crostini. So 1 serving is about 4 pieces of tomato basil topped crostini.