Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

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  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 to 6 (1/2-inch thick) baguette slices
  • 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil


In a mixing bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, basil and crushed garlic. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

Mix together and set aside.

Toast bread until lightly golden using a broiler, grill or frying pan. While bread still is warm, rub in butter or oil. Continue to toast the bread for a few more minutes. Spoon the tomato mixture on top of the bread and serve immediately.

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