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Tomato Bruschetta Recipe ( Italian Bruschetta )
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Italian Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Authentic Italian tomato bruschetta recipe, the classic Italian appetizer and the real garlic bread!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bruschetta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 414kcal
Author Florentina


  • 8 slices ciabata or crusty Italian bread
  • 1 lb mini heirloom tomatoes mixed colors
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves (optional)
  • chive blossoms for garnish (optional)
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • sea salt to taste


  • Heat up a cast iron griddle or pan and grill the bread until nice marks form on both sides. About 3 minutes.
  • Rub one side of each grilled slice of bread with a garlic clove to your liking.
  • Brush some olive oil over the top of each grilled slice of bread and season to taste with sea salt.
  • Dice or slice the tomatoes into small pieces and spoon them over the grilled bread.
  • Drizzle your tomato bruschetta with a lug of olive oil over the top, and season to taste with more sea salt.
  • Garnish with the fresh basil, oregano and chive blossoms. Finish with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice over the top and enjoy.


  • The secret to amazing bruschetta lies in using the freshest ingredients of course, but also in grilling the bread! That is the difference between bruschetta and toast.
  • Heirloom tomatoes are the best tomatoes for bruschetta so use those if available.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1067IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg