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How To Make Classic Bruschetta

by Nellie

This classic appetizer is light and delicious. Using fresh ingredients today I will show you how to make classic bruschetta that will wow your guests!

I can’t remember the first time I had bruchetta. I think it was an event of some sort. I grabbed one not knowing what I was getting into and omg the explosion of flavor from the tomatoes, olive oil and perfectly toasted bread was just *chef’s kiss*. 

I always thought that these types of delectable bites only were available at fancy restaurants or at events. I didn’t realize how easy it was to make until recently!

We don’t have a lot of Italian restaurants around here that serve this so I really wanted to bring you a recipe that you can make anytime you want it. 

Bruchetta is so great for appetizers, they are light enough not to fill you up but come with a great dose of flavor to keep you wanting more. 

What ingredients do you need for classic bruschetta bites?


2 pounds tomatoes (small-medium dice)

¾ cup fresh basil

¼ red onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 whole garlic clove

¾ tbsp olive oil

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp fresh black pepper

Italian Style bread loaf

Parmesan Cheese (optional)

What kitchen tools do you need to make this yummy appetizer?



Chef Knife

Cutting Board

Wood Spoon or Spatula

This is a super simple and yummy dish to serve before your Italian feast, but I’ll be honest, I love it anytime. It’s just so good!

This is a great appetizer for girls brunch, or even bbqs. They are easy, low maintenance and they are beautiful too! 

Let me know how much you love this recipe!

How To Make Classic Bruschetta
Yield: 8-10 servings

How To Make Classic Bruschetta

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ever wondered how to make easy bruschetta for appetizers? Using yummy fresh ingredients, this is an awesome appetizer!


  • 2 pounds tomatoes (small-medium dice) 3⁄4 cup fresh basil
  • 1⁄4 red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 3⁄4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh black pepper
  • Italian Style bread loaf Parmesan Cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Dice tomatoes, mince garlic and dice onion
  3. Combine all ingredients minus bread and cheese in a bowl.
  4. Let sit a room temperature
  5. Slice the bread and drizzle with olive oil
  6. Toast until crisp and golden
  7. Rub with garlic clove, and season with salt right out of the oven. Top with tomato and basil mixture. 


Notes: Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or add crumbled cheese for elevated flavor 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 39Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 261mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g

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