Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Basil and tomatoes compliment each other beautifully and are usually overflowing in my garden in the late summer months. You can toast the bread in the oven or on the grill so you don’t heat up the kitchen.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite way to use up my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.

  • 6-7 ripe plum or beefsteak tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil spray
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 16 oz baguette or French bread
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Combine tomatoes, chopped garlic, red onion, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and basil.

  • Set aside.

  • Slice bread into 1/2 inch thick slices.

  • Place on a tray and spray lightly with olive oil.

  • Toast bread under broiler, until golden, watching closely not to let it burn.

  • When bread is toasted, rub each piece with whole garlic clove.

  • Place bread on a platter and top with tomato mixture.

  • Serve immediately or the bread will become soggy.

Makes approximately 26 small slices.

Serving: 1slice bread with tomatoes, Calories: 49.6kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.1g, Protein: 1.1g, Fat: 0.6g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%

Freestyle Points: 2

Points +: 1