Simple Balsamic Bruschetta Recipe

  • 10 mins
  • 5 mins
  • 15 mins
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The next time you’re doing last minute party planning you won’t find an easier crowd pleasing dish than this simple bruschetta recipe. From chopping to assembly this balsamic bruschetta recipe is done in 15 minutes or less! Choose any type of tomato you like for a truly easy and delicious appetizer. 



  • 8 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 oz. shredded Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced & toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. 
  2. Brush bread slices with olive oil and bake 5 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Dice tomatoes and place in medium bowl.
  4. Add basil and garlic to tomatoes and toss.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar until blended.
  6. Top bread slices with tomato mixture. 
  7. Sprinkle parmesan on top and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 topped slices
Calories 197 (827kJ)
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Total Fat 2.7g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 3g <1%
Sodium 480mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 35.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 8.5g 0%
Calcium 9%
Potassium 234mg 0%

How To Burn Off 197 calories? (1 serving)

    Burn off the calories in 1 serving of balsamic bruschetta by:

    • 25 minutes of snorkeling.
    • 49 minutes of bird watching.
    • 22 minutes walking uphill. 

Special ingredient: Tomatoes

Any bruschetta recipe you make is all about the tomatoes, which is why choosing the right type of tomato is so essential. In addition to the type, you must make sure the tomatoes are ripe and slightly juicy to blend well with the other ingredients that make a truly delicious bruschetta. Tomatoes are packed with essential nutrients like B vitamins, which improve nervous system and immune system function as well as reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.