Tomato Bruschetta W/ Fresh Basil
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Tomato Bruschetta W/ Fresh Basil

Tomato Bruschetta W/ Fresh Basil

Tomato Bruschetta W/ Fresh Basil


  • 2 large tomatoes -- diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil -- lightly packed
  • 1 garlic clove -- minced
  • 1 half loaf French or italian bread or 1 French baguette
  • 1 large garlic clove -- halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan -- optional


  • In bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste; let stand for 15 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours
  • Slice bread in 1"-thick slices
  • Place on baking sheet and broil until lightly browned on each side
  • Rub cut side of garlic clove over one side of bread; brush with olive oil
  • Spoon tomato mixture over top
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan (if using)
  • If tomato mixture has been refrigerated, broil brushchetta for 1 minute
  • Makes about 16 slices