Classic Tomato Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizer, full of fresh flavors and easy to make. Lovely, sweet tomatoes meets pungent garlic and bright basil over crusty bread. What’s not to love? When tomatoes are in season this Classic Tomato Bruschetta is a given at our house.
This recipe uses simple ingredients that lets the natural flavors shine. Buying good quality ingredients for this dish will make all the difference. Use the freshest, sweetest tomatoes you can get your hands on, really good quality extra virgin olive oil and a tasty baguette.
You can also prepare the tomatoes ahead of time. That gives the flavors time to mingle and the tomatoes get to marinate in all those gorgeous juices.
The tomatoes taste best at room temperature so keep them on your counter instead of in the fridge. Toast the bread just before serving, and top with the tomatoes. You want to serve it pretty quickly after putting the tomatoes of the bread or you will end up with soggy toast.
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Classic Tomato Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizer, full of fresh flavors and so easy to make. Lovely, sweet tomatoes meets pungent garlic and bright basil over crusty bread.
- 3 tomatoes, diced
- 1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- ½ cup basil leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoon good quality olive oil and extra for the bread
- 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Baguette
Heat the oven to 225C.
Dice the tomatoes removing the white hard stem. Mix all the ingredients for the bruschetta in a bowl. Let it sit while you prepare the bread.
Slice the baguette and brush with a little olive oil. Toast in the oven for about 3-5 minutes until golden.
Top the bread with a big scoop of the bruschetta mixture.
Serve immediately and enjoy!