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I love that different restaurants have different variations of bruchetta but this classic type is my favorite. I can make a whole meal of just this.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword balsamic, bruschetta, crostini, easy appetizer, toast, tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 253kcal


  • 5 medium Roma tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for bread
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/2”-thick slices, approximately 15 slices


  • Preheat broiler to high.
  • Dice the tomatoes and put into a large bowl. Add 2 cloves of the minced garlic and gently stir until combined.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic over the tomatoes. Top with chopped basil. Let sit to marinate while making the crostini.
  • In another small bowl combine the remaining garlic and about ¼ cup olive oil.
  • Slice the bread thinly and dip the bread into it then place them on a cookie sheet. Broil until golden brown, about a minute.
  • To serve, top each piece of bread with a spoonful of bruschetta.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 699IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg