Tomato Bruschetta


This recipe has been modified slightly over tim, but is always a winner, whether for an appetizer or main dish. It even works with winter store-bought tomatoes. The vinegar and basil bring out the flavors.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 servings


  • 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup olive oil (Optional)

  • 10 leaves fresh basil, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • ¼ cup olive oil (Optional)

  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Combine tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, basil, and garlic; let tomato mixture rest for 15 to 30 minutes.

  2. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  3. Arrange French bread slices on a large baking sheet; drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil.

  4. Toast bread in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 1 minute on each side. Top bread slices with tomato mixture using a slotted spoon, allowing excess liquid to drain. Return bread to baking sheet and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

  5. Broil in preheated oven until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
12g Fat
29g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* 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.

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