This is a wonderful, quick, & easy dish to make. It is usually served as a snack or appetizer. Pronounced brus-ket-a, this can be served with a number of different toppings. This is the version that I make most often. The crunch of the freshly toasted bread, along with the flavors of garlic and tomatoes is simply a feast for your senses, both smell & taste and is always a crowd pleaser.

Tip: If you find that fresh chopped garlic is a little too overpowering for you, try taking a large garlic clove, cut it in half & rub the cut side directly onto the piece of toast, then add your tomato and olive oil mixture. Just as tasty!



What you’ll need:
1 french baguette – sliced thin
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – enough to coat tomato mixture
2-3 cloves fresh garlic – minced
4 roma tomatoes – chopped petite
1-2 tablespoons fresh Basil – roughly chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano -grated, to garnish

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Place sliced bread onto a cookie sheet and toast for approximately five minutes (OR until toasted).

2. WHILE the bread is toasting, in a small bowl combine minced garlic, chopped tomatoes and olive oil. Mix to combine.

3. Once bread is toasted, evenly spoon tomato mixture onto bread slices. Season slices with salt & pepper. Drizzle a little olive on top. Garnish with basil and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Buon Appetito!


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    Sarah /

    Try a little goat cheese directly on the bread, under the tomato/basil mixture. It’s delicious!!

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    Jeannie Frulla /

    Your “Chicken Francaise” looks fabulous! Will be trying very soon.Thank you! –Jeannie

  3. 3

    Had no idea this was so simple to make. Yay! Thanks for sharing!

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    Bobbi Jo Madsen /

    Hey I had some wonderful Brushetta that Paula made. I had about five or six, no joke. It was fabulous. The flavs go together so well. I love the garlic. Shoot, I love it all. Wonderful and easy to make as well. Thanks so much.

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    Christy Broxton /

    Got to help Paula make bruschetta tonight. So simple and SOOOOO tastee’y!!!

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    lisa bailey /

    I know there are other wonderful appetizers but why bother. This is the very best!


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