Bruschetta with Black Olives

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Black olives enhance the classic combination of tomatoes, basil, and olive oil.

4 servings


  • 4 Tomatoes

  • 20 Fresh basil leaves

  • ½ Onion

  • 8 ounces Black Olives

  • 4 Cloves Fresh Garlic

  • 1 pinch Salt

  • 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

  • ½ tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Cut up tomatoes into very small pieces and place in a bowl.

  2. Mince garlic very fine and add to the tomatoes.

  3. Finely dice onion and add it to the mixture.

  4. Smash the olives and then chop them into fine pieces, add to mixture in the bowl.

  5. Roll your basil leaves together and cut into 1/8-inch strips, then cut across them until they are in fine short strips.

  6. Add salt and cracked black pepper, use as much or as little as you like.

  7. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. (You can use extra oil and vinegar if desired, but try to keep it at a 2:1 ratio.)

  8. Stir and let the mixture sit at room temperature for two hours, stirring about every half-hour.

  9. Serve over toasted Italian bread or Italian crackers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
10g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 323mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.