Balsamic Bruschetta

This bruschetta is the perfect little finger food for any gathering! Be ready to knock people's socks off!

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Bruschetta is not an appetizer I typically think to make. I'm not sure why that is because it is so simple and this recipe in particular is flavorful and delicious. I am a huge lover of anything overflowing with tomatoes, so bruschetta should be at the top of my appetizer list. Moving it up a few notches on the list right this second.

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, minus the bread.

Mix well!

Cut a loaf of French bread into 1/2-inch slices. Place bread slices onto a baking sheet.

At this point you have two serving options. You can:

1. Toast the French bread with tomato mixture spread on top in a 425-degree oven for 4-5 minutes for a warm appetizer.

2. Toast the bread by itself in a 425-degree oven for 3-4 minutes and then add the chilled tomato mixture to the top.

I tried both ways and I slightly prefer the toasted bread with the chilled tomato mixture on top.

Top with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and serve! Delish!

Other finger foods you might enjoy: Steak Bites, Hot Ham and Cheese Rollups, Baked Cheesy Beef Sliders, Buffalo Wings

Balsamic Bruschetta

Super delicious way to enjoy bruschetta! Great for parties!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Nov 3, 2010

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Serves: 8-10

Total time: 15 min



  • 8 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf French bread, toasted and sliced
  1. In a small bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Serve on toasted bread slices.