Appetizers/Snacks

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Italian bruschettas are one of my favorite appetizers. I make this often at home. They are a perfect appetizer for an Italian dinner. I learnt making this from a recipe on the internet. I customized the recipe to my own taste. My whole family enjoyed this a lot.

Ingredients:

Roma tomato- 1 finely chopped

Onions- 1 finely chopped

Fresh basil-2 Tbsp finely chopped

Garlic- 3 to 4 cloves minced

Mozzarella cheese- 8oz  finely grated

Extra virgin olive oil- 2 to 3 Tbsp

Salt and pepper- to taste

1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the bread diagonally into ½ inch thick slices.

Place the bread slices on the cookie sheet and rub garlic cloves on each slice and drizzle top side of the bread with olive oil using pastry brush.

Add chopped tomatoes, onions and mozzarella cheese evenly on each slice, sprinkle salt and pepper and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Place the tray on the top rack of the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until all the cheese melts and bread becomes crispy.

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9 thoughts on “Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

  1. Anna says:

    Dear Deepu,

    Congratulations! It is a very informative and instructive blog.

    I have a suggestion. I am sure you are addressing this blog mainly to indian audience. When you are posting recipes of internationl cuisine, try to provide alternative ingredients available in India. At the same time use of international terminology may not be easily understood by all.

    I tried plain bread instead of ‘baguette french or italian bread’. But you have to toast it before baking. It turns out good. You may also cut that to manageble pieces. Likewise, try dill leaves(sabseege soppu) or spring onion in place of basil. If olive oil is not available, sunflower oil can also be used, yes, the flavour will change. These are few examples.

    Good try! Good luck!

    Anna

  2. Bhuvana says:

    Hi Deepti,
    I liked your blog and the yummy food pictures… loved the cheesy bruschetta. Sure to try it sometime. I am very positive kids will like it as much as me.
    Bye
    Bhuvana

  3. Mala says:

    I have always made bruscettas with only tomatoes, adding onions will definitely give it a punch. thanks for the wonferful recipe deepti.

  4. Tanvi says:

    Very tempting Deepti! I usually bake the bread first and then add the ingredients and bake it again, your recipe is modified and I did try it, I like this way more better, so crispy and nice.
    Thanks for sharing!

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