Simple Bruschetta

This recipe is easy to prepare and makes a delicious, fresh and colorful appetizer that everyone will absolutely LOVE!

Bruschetta [bru’sketta] is a typical Italian antipasto; a first course or a dish served before the main meal. The original recipe, which dates back to the 15th century,  is as simple as garlic cloves rubbed on toasted bread and topped with a pinch of salt, some pepper and olive oil.

This simple bruschetta recipe also calls for fresh basil and a beautiful mix of yellow and red grape and cherry tomatoes, which are two of the most nutritious tomato varieties!

Gather your ingredients, sharpen your chef’s knife, and get ready to impress your guests!

For extra nutritional value, use whole-grain/multi-seed bread and/or add a tablespoon of hemp or sesame seeds to your tomato mix. For homemade bread recipes, visit GSU’s Homemade Bread page!

bruschetta recipe


  • A freshly baked loaf of wholesome bread cut into slices 
  • 12 ounces of red and yellow grape and cherry tomatoes (cut into quarters or eighths)
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Seasoning: salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: a tablespoon of hemp or sesame seeds and chopped kalamata olives

bruschetta ingredients


  1. In a small bowl, toss your diced tomatoes with the minced garlic, chopped basil, salt, pepper and olive oil. Optional→add hemp/sesame seeds to the mix.
  2. Lightly toast the bread slices. Place your toasted bread slices on a plate or tray and top with bruschetta mix!

Recommended: Serve with kalamata olives or tapenade. Serve with hummus. Garnish with balsamic glaze.