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Tomato Bruschetta

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


Classic Tomato Bruschetta with Homemade Pesto – Simple, fresh, and seriously delicious. This homemade pesto makes this best bruschetta I’ve ever had!



4 ripe tomatoes on the vine, chopped and seeded

10 large basil leaves, chiffonade, plus some for garnish (I love Gotham Greens Basil)

3 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp sugar

3 tbl olive oil

Homemade pesto


Combine first 6 ingredients and set aside for a minimum of 20 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 400 (or if you’d like, you can grill your bread).  Put your bread slices on an oven safe pan and place in the oven until golden brown. Once they’re nice and toasty.

Remove from the broiler and set aside.  If you’re a garlic lover like myself, you can slice a clove of garlic in half crosswise (so that you can hold on to the end with no problem) and rub the bread with the garlic.

If you’re serving right away, you can top each toast with a tbl of pesto, bruschetta tomato mix and garnish with Freshly grated parmigiano reggiano or goat cheese and extra basil, or if you’re creating a bruschetta bar, put the bowl of tomatoes in the middle and surround it with your toast points! Enjoy!

Keywords: appetizer; bruschetta