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How to make the perfect bruschetta?


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the tomatoes, garlic, basil, vinegar, olive oil, cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Mix thoroughly and let sit for at least 15 minutes at room temperature to let the flavors marinate.
  • Slice the bread into individual pieces and spoon the mixture on top.

What to serve with bruschetta?

  • Meats – Gather a selection of cured meats you can serve cold, such as salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, or sausages.
  • Cheese – Offer some of your favorite cheeses, like mozzarella balls, Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan), or gouda. ...
  • Olives – Olives are an essential part of any Italian meal.
  • Vegetables – Add a variety of fresh, roasted, and pickled vegetables. ...

What bread to use for bruschetta?

Simple Bruschetta

  • 3handfuls of ripe tomatoes
  • A small handful of basil leaves
  • 1teaspoongood-tasting white wine vinegar (or red/balsamic), or to taste
  • 1/4teaspoonsea salt, or to taste
  • 4tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 3 - 4large slices of sourdough or country-style bread (slice at least 1/2-inch thick)
  • 2clovesgarlic, peeled

What are the ingredients in bruschetta?


  • ▢ 1.5 cups tomatoes or 3 large ripe tomatoes chopped (heirloom or vine ripened tomatoes preferred)
  • ▢ ¼ cup basil fresh chiffonaded (stems removed) - optional
  • ▢ 2 cloves garlic (one crushed for bread and one finely minced for tomatoes)
  • ▢ ¼ cup olive oil and extra for drizzling on bread

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