Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

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This right here, is my everything: cherry tomato bruschetta. Summer tomatoes, garlic, lemon zest, fresh picked basil on toasted baguette. Please name me something better… I’ll wait. This Italian appetizer bruschetta recipe is absolutely filled with flavor! The perfect no-cook meal!

What is cherry tomato bruschetta?

It starts with halved cherry tomatoes, minced garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper mixed together with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Marinated in the fridge and topped with crispy sourdough. It’s seriously what’s in my dream. It uses really simple ingredients but high quality tomatoes – it just elevates everything.

Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients you need for this tomato bruschetta recipe

Assorted yellow and red cherry tomatoes: halved! I love burst cherry tomatoes, personally, but you can use any small cherry tomatoes you can get your hand on.

Extra-virgin olive oil: High quality olive oil really brings this dish together! Don’t shy away from it, either! 

Toasted bread: We are using a baguette, we do love sourdough, but you can definitely use loaf, baguette, or kind of bread you prefer.

Fresh basil leaves

Lemon zest: This is definitely an optional add-on,  but I find it really brightens up this dish even further!

Garlic cloves: Garlic is grated in the mixture, but you can also spread on your toast but that totally optional!

Black pepper and kosher salt, flakey salt to finish

Optional add-ons, and ideas: If you’d like to add some cheese either in the mixture, or topped on your toast, I would recommend fresh mozzarella or grated parmesan. You can also add in shallots, balsamic vinegar, or red onions if you’d like more punch in your tomato bruschetta! 

Bruschetta Mixture

Instructions to make this recipe

Prep your tomatoes

To begin, halve your cherry tomatoes and add in a medium to large bowl.

Make your cherry bruschetta 

In your bowl with tomatoes, add in your basil, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix well and marinate in the fridge for up to 1 hour, or you can serve immediatly.

Prep your bread

Slice your sourdough bread, or baguette and toast in the oven, on the grill or on the stovetop to your desired crispness, about 5 to 6 minutes. Use your fingers to spread a garlic clove over your bread.

Assemble

Remove your cherry tomato mixture and spoon on top of your toast, top with more flakey salt and serve!

Cherry Bruschetta

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Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
5 from 1 vote

Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

This right here, is my everything: cherry tomato bruschetta. Summer tomatoes, garlic, lemon zest, freshly picked basil on toasted crostini.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups assorted yellow and red tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons basil, thinly sliced, or roughly torn
  • 2 large garlic cloves, divided, 1 grated, 1 rubbed on bread
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, adjust with more if preferred
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large slices bread, halved, or 1 baguette cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • Flaky salt

Instructions 

  • To begin, halve your cherry tomatoes and add in a medium to large bowl.
  • In your bowl with tomatoes, add in your basil, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix well and marinate in the fridge for up to 1 hour, or you can serve immediatly.
  • Slice your bread, or baguette and toast in the oven, on the grill, or on the stovetop to your desired crispness, about 5 to 6 minutes. Use your fingers to spread a garlic clove over your bread.
  • Remove your cherry tomato mixture and spoon on top of your toast, top with more flakey salt and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 386mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 53IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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