Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

If you enjoyed my recipe for chicken bruschetta, you will love this. Tomato bruschetta uses no meat and is absolutely delicious. This recipe doesn’t just use roma tomatoes but also uses sun dried tomatoes as well. It gets most of its flavor from seasonings such as fresh basil, fresh garlic and balsamic vinegar. It is of course important to allow the mixture to set so the flavors blend. If you don’t have any fresh basil or just don’t care to use it, dried basil will work as well. For the sliced French baguette, this recipe calls for use of the broiler but I brushed the slices with olive oil and grilled them instead. Tomato bruschetta is a very tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy.

6 roma tomatoes (chopped or diced)
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
¼ cup fresh basil (chopped with steams removed)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 French baguette
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large bowl combine diced roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Mix well and allow the mixture to sit for at least 10 minutes.
Step 2: Slice the French baguette into ¾” thick slices. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Using the broiler setting on your oven, broil for 1-2 minutes turning half way through or until slices are lightly browned on both sides.
Step 3: Divide the tomato mixture evenly onto all the baguette slices. Top with mozzarella cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted (about 5 minutes or less.)
(Makes 12 Servings)


6 Responses to “Tomato Bruschetta Recipe”

  1. Marin — July 6, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

    I love, love, love bruschetta!

  2. Bunny — July 7, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

    Oh my my … this is a delight to look at , I can only imagine what it tastes like!!

  3. Katie — July 7, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

    Ooh, always an easy-to-make favorite, but I’ve never had it with mozzarella on top or with sun-dried tomatoes in it! Great recipe, thanks for posting.

  4. Ivy — July 8, 2009 @ 11:44 am

    French baguette is great and I made something similar a few weeks ago but not with sun-dried tomatoes. This one sounds delicious.

  5. Lorrie — July 31, 2009 @ 12:30 am

    Yummy!! I have made Bruschetta for years. Generally I slice the fresh basil and add some to the tomatoes and place whole ones on top of the Mozzarella cheese slices. I also rub a clove of garlic on the French bread slices before drizzling the olive oil prior to broiling.
    I will have to try the sun dried tomatoes the next time since I love their flavor. OK now I’m really hungry. I think I will be preparing this sooner then later.
    Thank you.

  6. Sherry — September 27, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    I love Bruschetta and this recipe is absolutely wonderful.

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