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This fresh tomato basil bruschetta is the perfect easy appetizer for those warm summer nights. Pair it nicely with a fresh squeezed lemonade or local bottle of wine and enjoy the savory flavors of tomatoes and basil infused with garlic and extra virgin olive oil over a crispy baguette.
I absolutely love tomatoes, they are my most favorite vegetable. I can eat them fresh out of the garden like an apple, sliced on top of things, cooked, stewed and more. Like literally, every way you can eat a tomato, I’ll do it. I love them that much!
For the past several years I’ve grown a garden…which honestly consists only of tomatoes and basil plants. I’m not joking!
These tomato basil bruschetta bites would be the perfect food for a picnic! Make everything ahead of time, pack into containers (keep the bread and tomatoes separate until ready to serve) and enjoy! They would go great with my grilled caprese zucchini roll-ups and banana split kabob sticks for dessert!
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Lets Make It Together!
What you need:
–Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (1 container)
–Fresh basil (handful)
-Any kind of crusty bread or baguette
–Garlic clove, sliced thinly (1-2 cloves)
–Extra virgin olive oil (2-4tbs)
–Balsamic vinegar (optional: for drizzling)
-Salt & pepper (to taste)
In a medium sized bowl, mix together tomatoes, garlic, basil, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, heat EVOO and toast bread until slightly browned and crispy.
Top the crispy bread or baguette with the tomato mixture.
Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar.
I’m telling you this is so so so good! I really am afraid to admit how many pieces I ate myself. I honestly just couldn’t’ stop!
I loved it just the way it was with just tomatoes, basil, garlic, EVOO, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper, but you could easily add mozzarella pearls to each slice of bruschetta and really take the flavor to the next notch!
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