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Parmesan Bruschetta

This Parmesan Bruschetta has freshly diced tomatoes mixed with garlic, balsamic vinegar, basil and served on toasted baguette slices then sprinkled with shredded Parmesan cheese.

AN EASY AND FRESH APPETIZER

With fresh flavors and minimal ingredients, this Parmesan Bruschetta is a quick, delicious and easy appetizer. I can’t resist toasted bread with fresh tomatoes on top. Add some garlic, basil and cheese and it really sends it over the top. I love making this even just to have for a light lunch or snack! Usually I have all the ingredients on hand. If I don’t, they are super easy to find at the grocery store. Nothing complicated here! If you are looking for easy and fresh, then you need this Parmesan Bruschetta recipe.

Balsamic glaze being drizzled over Parmesan Bruschetta.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What does Bruschetta mean in Italian?

It means “to toast”.

What kind of tomatoes are best for Bruschetta?

We like to use roma tomatoes for ours. You can essentially use any tomato but this is the kind we like and it offers great flavor and color.

Where can I find fresh basil leaves?

You can usually find fresh basil leaves in the produce section at your local grocer. They are usually in a plastic container.

Can I make the Bruschetta topping ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the topping up to 2 days ahead of time before serving.

Do I have to serve with a toasted baguette?

Traditionally yes, this is served with on top of toasted baguettes. If you are not a fan of them you can also use this as a dip with pita bread, pita chips or tortilla chips.

How do I store leftovers?

The Bruschetta mixture can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Pinterest image of Parmesan Bruschetta on baguette slices lined up on white platter.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • olive oil
  • french baguette
  • roma tomatoes
  • garlic
  • basil leaves
  • balsamic vinegar 
  • salt 
  • pepper 
  • parmesan cheese
Ingredients needed: olive oil, french baguette, roma tomatoes, garlic, basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.

HOW TO MAKE PARMESAN BRUSCHETTA:

Preheat the oven to 450º Fahrenheit. Place baguette slices on a baking pan and brush the tops of slices with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. 

Pastry brush brushing oil on a baguette slice.

Toast baguette slices for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. 

Sliced baguettes on baking sheet being toasted.

In a bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil, diced tomatoes, garlic, basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. 

Bruschetta ingredients tossed together in bowl.

Spoon tomato mixture onto baguette slices, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan and extra basil and serve immediately.

Finished Parmesan Bruschetta on white platter.

Enjoy!

Close up of one baguette slice with Parmesan Bruschetta on it.

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Parmesan Bruschetta

This Parmesan Bruschetta has freshly diced tomatoes mixed with garlic, balsamic vinegar, basil and served on toasted baguette slices then sprinkled with shredded Parmesan cheese.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450º Fahrenheit. Place baguette slices on a baking pan and brush the tops of slices with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Toast baguette slices for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
  • In a bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil, diced tomatoes, garlic, basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon tomato mixture onto baguette slices, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan and extra basil and serve immediately. Optional: drizzle slices with a little more balsamic vinegar.

Notes

  • You can make the tomato mixture up to two days in advance.
  • If you don’t to serve on toasted baguettes you can use it as a dip with pita bread, pita chips or tortilla chips.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 685mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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