Italian Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Published on Feb 3, 2012
Updated on Nov 16, 2018

Italian Tomato and Basil Bruschetta // One bite of this bruschetta and you'll be addicted!  It's a great starter to any Italian meal. | Tried and TastyLast year sometime I had this at a get together with friends. One bite and I was addicted. This is such a good appetizer that compliments any Italian meal quite nicely. It was simple to prepare and I was able to throw it together in the afternoon to serve that night. Letting the flavors marinade for a few hours is a must! It’s a nice change from salsa.. it’s nothing like salsa really – but the closest thing I could compare. Have your breath mints ready, this is gar-lick-ee!!!!

Italian Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 1207 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This easy to make Italian Tomato and Basil Bruschetta recipe is packed with flavor thanks to fresh shaved Parmesan.



  • 6 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 3/4 c. fresh chopped basil
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1-2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic halved
  • 6-1 " thick slices fresh Italian bread ciabatta is good, grilled or toasted
  • 1/3 C. shaved fresh parmesan


  1. Cut tomatoes in half and squeeze out some (but not all) of the excess liquid.
  2. Chop the tomato and mix together with the remaining ingredients, excluding the bread. Marinade for at least an hour. Refrigerate until you need it.
  3. Serve with bread.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
**Freshly grated** parmesan is a must. I didn't realize before now just how much better fresh is than canned. I bought a wedge and got down to business with my hand grater. It was fabulous!!! My bread of choice was a baguette. Per recommendation from my friend, I sliced the baguette into half-inch slices and brushed lightly with olive oil. Sprinkled on a light dusting of garlic powder, salt and pepper, then baked for 400 for 8-10 minutes.

Adapted from Divine Dinner Party

Nutrition Facts
Italian Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1207 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 2812mg122%
Potassium 401mg11%
Carbohydrates 218g73%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 2685IU54%
Vitamin C 22.6mg27%
Calcium 226mg23%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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