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Tomato Bruschetta with Basil (Video)

One of my favorites during tomato season! Bruschetta is the perfect healthy antipasto appetizer. Always use ripe heirloom tomatoes. So easy to make, jam packed with flavor from garlic, onions, basil and balsamic vinegar. The taste of summer on a baguette!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword How to Make Bruschetta, Tomato Bruschetta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 2 lbs /1 kg ripe tomatoes diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for drizzling
  • 1 baguette


  • Slice the baguette bread diagonally and place on a baking sheet and place under a grill until it starts to very lightly toast. This will only take a few minutes in a hot oven.
  • In a bowl, combine all the tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil, balsamic vinegar and mix together until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzly Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the toasted baguettes and generously spoon the tomato mixture on top of each piece. Enjoy!



If preparing in advance, keep refrigerated, however allow to warm up to room temperature before serving.