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Bruschetta – Easy Grilled Appetizer Recipe

Bruschetta is such an easy appetizer and it’s so delicious! I recommend using Roma tomatoes – they keep their shape and freshness longer than most varieties. Be sure to seed them well so that the bread doesn’t’ become soggy with the added moisture. I admit I cheat by buying prepared garlic from the produce department – it’s already minced and ready to go.

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Grilled Bruschetta for a Crowd
*Chiffonade is a cutting technique often used for basil, mint, and greens. To cut a chiffonade, stack leaves of basil neatly, and roll tightly lengthwise. Use a very sharp knife to create thin slices.
Yield: 16
Prep Time: 
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  • 1 ½ lbs tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 Tbls olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ C fresh basil chiffonade*
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 (1 lb) loaf French bread, cut into ½” thick diagonal slices
  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, 1 Tbl olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (can be made up to one day before).
  2. Meanwhile, brush bread slices on one side and the grill rack with 1 Tbl oil
  3. Grill the bread over medium heat 2 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  4. Top with tomato mixture and serve immediately.
Serving Size: 1

These also make a great open-faced lunch sandwich. Just cut the bread on a steeper diagonal for a larger slice. Also add some parmesan cheese or mozzarella for protein. Don’t have a grill? Make these under the broiler and use organic olive oil spray instead of brushed on olive oil to save calories.

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  1. been wanting to make this and was too lazy to look for a recipe so thanks

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  2. mmmm, we love bruchetta, what a great looking recipe. i have a deli that we make a simple cold bruchetta, so i think i might try this and see if our customers like it. i bet they would, thank you so much for the graet recipe

    • Grilled is so good….. mmmmmmm…. enjoy!

  3. This looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • It’s delicious. I’ve made it many times since that post. :)

  4. This looks delicious and something that I can certainly make! I have never heard of Chiffonade before this though.

    • I thought a chiffonade was something whipped and sweet….who knew it was actually a cutting technique! :)

  5. You are not going to believe it, but it is so hot where I am that I have been making Chicken Bruschetta for my family and it tastes so delicious. What I like about Bruschetta is that it can be paired with a nice piece of grilled meat and some fruit for a full meal. I like this recipe! I can see myself making it!

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