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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

This Tomato Basil Bruschetta is one of those foods you can eat as an appetizer, snack or meal. It also presents as super impressive!
Categories Appetizer
Difficulty Easy
Keyword toasted bread with tomatoes and basil, tomato and basil bruschetta, tomato basil bruschetta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 349 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh baguette
  • 6 oz fresh grape or cherry tomatoes sliced into halves, through stem
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil 12-15 leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven on the broiler setting.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Allow the mixture to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Slice the baguette into 1/2-inch slices. On a baking sheet lined with tin foil, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly brown. Then, flip and brown opposite side for one minute. Watch closely so the bread doesn’t burn. Once crisp and browned, remove from the broiler and set aside.
  4. To serve, layer a slice of the mozzarella cheese on the toasted bread and then top with the tomato mixture.

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Nutrition Facts
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.6g 30%
Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%
Cholesterol 33.6mg 11%
Sodium 572.8mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 29.7g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 25%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.