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A hand holding a piece of toast topped with tomato bruschetta and cheese

Easy Homemade Bruschetta

A delicious and super simple appetizer that's ready in less than 10 minutes. It's bright, fresh, and bursting with flavor. The perfect bite for a light lunch, brunch, or just an afternoon snack.
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Course: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy appetizer, how to make bruschetta, tomato bruschetta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Laura Franco


  • 3-4 large Roma Tomatoes
  • 4 TBS extra virgin olive oil 3 for the toast and 1 for the tomato bruschetta
  • 3 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 1 TBS pepper
  • 15-20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 loaf French bread


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Slice the loaf of bread.
  • Brush both sides of the bread with a little olive oil.
  • Bake the bread for 5 minutes, flip it and bake for another 5 minutes. If it's not crispy enough, cook it for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  • Let the bread cool at room temperature.
  • Cut the tomatoes, into quarters and then half each quarter.
  • Remove and discard the seeds and inside flesh of the tomatoes.
  • Dice the tomatoes small.
  • Chiffonade cut the basil.
  • Mix the diced tomatoes, basil, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper together. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • To serve, place the fresh mozzarella cheese into a small dish, spoon the bruschetta mixture around the bowl. Pour any remaining liquid over the fresh cheese and garnish it with basil leaves. Serve the toasted bread on the side.


  • If you want to make and serve this recipe immediately, make sure the toast is cooled to room temperature before topping it with the tomato mixture and cheese.
  • You can use pre-sliced mozzarella, just make sure it's fresh.
  • Another way to prepare the bread is to make garlic bread slices by brushing each slice with a mixture of olive oil and garlic powder before toasting it.
  • If you have leftover bruschetta and no leftover toast, you can use it to top chicken or fish or spoon it over fresh lettuce for an amazing bruschetta salad.