Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil

We made a simple Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil as an appetizer in the South Arm Women Community Kitchen.


The herb highlight in this recipe is basil.


  • 1/2 baguette or crusty long loaf bread
  • 2 large cloves garlic, cracked away from skin
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • 3 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • coarse salt


Source:, Rachel Ray


IMG_3328Preheat broiler to high.Place bread slice on a broiler pan. Char bread on each side under hot broiler, keep an eye on it!
IMG_3341Stack basil leaves, roll them up and chiffonate into thin slices.
IMG_3343Chop seeded tomatoes and place in a small bowl. Loosely combine basil with tomatoes. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a little coarse salt. Gently toss to coat.
IMG_3337Rub toasts with cracked garlic and drizzle with olive oil if desired.
IMG_3362Top toasted bread with tomatoes mixtures just before serving to prevent the bread from being soggy.

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