Balsamic Bruschetta Recipe – Italian Special

Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer that is easy to make at home. Toasted bread is topped with tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and fresh basil. Use a high-quality balsamic vinegar for best results.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time20 min

Balsamic Bruschetta Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • ? cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Balsamic Bruschetta


Gather all ingredients.


Overhead of Bruschetta ingredients in various bowls and containers.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).


Brush bread slices on both sides lightly with 1 tablespoon oil and place on large baking sheet. Toast bread until golden, 5 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through.


Meanwhile, toss together tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in a bowl.


Mix in balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.


Spoon tomato mixture onto toasted bread slices.


Serve immediately and enjoy!