appetizer, recipes

Traditional Bruschetta Appetizer


Bruschetta is one of my favourite appetizers because the flavours are so fresh and it is really easy to make (I’m also obsessed with all things covered in balsamic). The most important thing you will need for this recipe is a fresh baguette from your local bakery or grocery store. Bad bread= bad bruschetta.

I stole this great recipe last year from fellow blogger, Ahead of Thyme.

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Basil leaves (4-6)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Balsamic glaze
  • 1/2 loaf baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch slices- (I buy from Fortinos bakery section)
  • aged white cheddar, shredded

*Note: you do not use balsamic dressing for this recipe. You need a balsamic glaze/reduction. You can make on your own or simply buy from the store.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, about 1 tbsp of the olive oil and some salt and pepper. If you store the mixture in the fridge and let it sit for an hour or two, the flavours will really emerge!

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2. Line you baguette slices on a lined cooking tray and brush with the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil. Cook for about 10 minutes.

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3. Line the slices up on a plate and scoop generous amounts of the tomato mixture onto each piece. Sprinkle with the aged white cheddar and balsamic glaze to finish of this amazing appetizer.

Tell me what you think in the comments!




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