Best Ever Bruschetta Recipe

This Bruschetta recipe is a fresh and simple appetizer that can be made ahead of time …perfect for easy entertaining year ’round!

Bruschetta is my all time favorite appetizer….and this bruschetta recipe is THE BEST!   Bruschetta is typically made with tomatoes ( either canned or fresh), basil, garlic, olive oil and onion.  I add balsamic vinegar to ramp up the flavor as you will see when you make this Bruschetta recipe.   The flavors improve after it sits in the refrigerator for a day or two so it is a great make ahead recipe.   I serve it with my easy homemade crostini and everyone just makes their own appetizer.   Add some crumbled Gorgonzola cheese on the side for a perfect accompaniment. 

To watch the YouTube how-to cooking tutorial for this bruschetta recipe, click here:  Vickie’s Best Ever Bruschetta


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Vickie's Best Ever Bruschetta Recipe
  • 50 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup minced fresh garlic
  • ⅛ cup fresh oregano leaves
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Baguette loaf of bread ( for crostini)
  1. Mix the drained tomatoes, basil, garlic, oregano, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper together in a glass or plastic bowl.
  2. Cover and set in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature on crostini. Serve with feta cheese or Gorgonzola cheese on the side.

Bruschetta Recipe Ingredients:

50 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced

1/4 cup minced fresh garlic

1/8 cup fresh oregano leaves

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

6 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper

Combine the drained diced tomatoes, basil, garlic, oregano,chopped red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper in a glass or plastic bowl.  Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Serve  this tasty bruschetta recipe chilled or at room temperature on Crostini    Fill a martini glass or small bowl with Gorgonzola or blue cheese to serve on the side.  Delicious! 

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  1. Great recipe!! My husband doesn’t even like tomatoes but he loves this bruschetta

  2. Yum! I like to do mine a little differently. Same recipe, but leave garlic out. At serving time, rub each pc of bread with garlic and toast or broil lightly. Put bruschetta on top & sprinkle with finely shredded Mozzarella. I like to put mine back in the broiler for a short time until cheese begins to melt. Tastes yummy, plus you have a nice warm/cold contrast.

    • Those are GREAT suggestions! I’ll try it that way the next time I make this. Don’t you just LOVE Bruschetta? Vickie

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