Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Basil and tomatoes compliment each other beautifully and are usually overflowing in my garden in the late summer months. This is a wonderful way to use them up, serve this as an appetizer or a side dish.

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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil


  • 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 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


  1. Combine tomatoes, chopped garlic, red onion, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and basil.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Slice bread into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  4. Place on a tray and spray lightly with olive oil.
  5. Toast bread under broiler, until golden, watching closely not to let it burn.
  6. When bread is toasted, rub each piece with whole garlic clove.
  7. Place bread on a platter and top with tomato mixture.
  8. Serve immediately or the bread will become soggy.

Makes approximately 26 small slices.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 26 servings, Serving Size: 1 slice bread with tomatoes

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 2
  • Points +: 1
  • Calories: 49.6 calories
  • Total Fat: 0.6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9.1g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.1g
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