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A restaurant favourite for entrees and appetisers, the bruschetta has been an Italian staple since bread was invented. For a more hearty dish, add small pieces of mozzarella.
Course Appetizer, Bread, Entree, Snack, Starter
Cuisine European, Italian
Keyword balsamic, basil, entree, mozzarella, olive oil, onion, starter, tomato
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Portions


  • Chopping board
  • Chef's Knife
  • Serving plate
  • Mixing bowl
  • Grill or toaster


  • 4 slices Italian bread; thick and chewy bread about the the size of your palms
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • basil leaves fresh - dried is ok
  • cup olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar


  • In a mixing bowl, carefully toss together the chopped tomatoes, onions, and basil leaves.
  • Pour in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and continue to toss. Set aside.
  • Toast the sliced bread until nice and golden.
  • Place the toasted bread on the serving plate, and equally distribute the tomato/onion mix over the toast. Pour the remaining liquid over the tomato mix.
  • Serve immediately.


The bruschetta can also include small pieces of fresh mozzarella, and this makes for a delicious main rather than an entree.