Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer

Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer

This recipe for tomato bruschetta comes from my frequent contributor, Holly Clegg’s cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen. If you love to visit your local farmer’s market, you’ll have many of the the ingredients at your finger tips to make this delicious and healthy party appetizer.

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Garden fresh tomato bruschetta appetizer

Nothing says the start of warmer weather like fresh vegetables. If you are lucky enough to have fresh veggies growing in your own yard, I commend you! Personally, I prefer to visit produce stands bountiful with local and seasonal selections.

Every get-together needs an appetizer to appease hungry guests, and in my family, summer wouldn’t be complete without Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer from the Lovin’ No Oven Chapter in my Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook.

Need a delicious and healthy appetizer recipe for your next party? Try this easy tomato bruschetta appetizer recipe! Comes with a gluten free option.

This tomato bruschetta recipe just cannot be beat, especially with home-grown tomatoes and fresh basil – and I can grow that! Although this tomato appetizer recipe has been around for years, no one gets tired of it.

This fresh classic is a cinch to throw together – just chop, toss and spoon it on crusty bread. It’s also easily doubled or tripled so you won’t have to stress about feeding a crowd. Those bright red tomatoes get their color from lycopene, the powerhouse antioxidant proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers.

This Mama’s tips for making this easy tomato bruschetta recipe

While Holly makes her easy tomato bruschetta recipe on French bread, you can easily make this gluten free by using a gluten free bread – just toast it first. Or serve it as a dip with gluten free crackers at your next party or for the kids after school or for the family while you cook dinner. Yum!

Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer

Save time when making this easy tomato bruschetta appetizer by buying already chopped Kalamata olives sold by the jar. Or find Kalamata olives at the olive bar in your grocery store.

To seed the tomatoes for the bruschetta topping, cut them in half from side to side. Then gently squeeze the tomato so seeds easily pop out.

You can use balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze. Both would be delicious on this Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer.

Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer

Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Garlic cloves or minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds, seeded)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 450°F. Slice French bread into thin slices and bake about 10 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and rub garlic clove across top.
  2. In bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. When ready to serve, top toasted bread.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: Makes 16 servings
  • Serving size: 1 piece of bread with 2 tablespoons topping
  • Calories: 97
  • Calories from Fat: 16 (16%)
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 221mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch

Picture and recipe used with permission of author.

Originally published on July 16, 2015.

Need a delicious and healthy appetizer recipe for your next party? Click for an easy tomato bruschetta appetizer recipe! Comes with a gluten free option to make with gluten free crackers or bread. Diabetic friendly and a healthy and delicious party snack!

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