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bruschetta with red and yellow tomatoes and basil with feta cheese on cutting board
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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil on toasted garlic bread is an easy appetizer recipe. Top with Gorgonzola cheese or feta for extra flavor! This savory treat makes a flavorful summer appetizer or even a light dinner.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 259kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 small baguette loaf sliced thin about ¼ inch
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and smashed

Topping

  • 1 cup ripe tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbles or feta or mozzarella
  • ¼ cup Sliced basil for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the tomatoes, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and olive oil, set aside
  • In a small pot, heat the butter, olive oil and garlic until butter is melted.
  • Remove from heat and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Arrange sliced bread on a lined baking sheet, and brush slices with garlic butter mixture
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes or until brown
  • Top bread with tomato mixture and Gorgonzola, feta or mozzarella cheese, and garnish with basil

Notes

You can use Roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes.
You can use canned diced tomatoes, although bruschetta won't taste as fresh.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.6mg