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Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

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Serves 36

The go-to for Italian dinners.


1 French baguette loaf
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
6 Roma tomatoes, cored and diced
5 fresh basi lleaves, chopped
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cut baguette into 36 slices.
  2. Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a rimmed pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Brush 4 tablespoons of olive oil on both sides of sliced bread. Arrange slices on the pan.
  4. Place pan in oven and toast bread for about 5 minutes. Edges should be lightly browned.
  5. Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Lightly toss until ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Spoon tomato mixture onto toasted bread and serve.
Course: Side, appetizer
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