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Balsamic & Basil Bruschetta

12 min



One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

There's nothing quite like the combination of crispy, warm, toasted bread with a refreshing, juicy, herb-and-garlic-infused tomato topping to tantalize the tastebuds.



12 min


12 min


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  • 7
    medium tomatoes, diced
  • ½
    small red onion, minced
  • ⅓ cup (8 g)
    fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp
    garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1
    medium baguette, cut into rounds, toasted


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and gently toss until combined.
  2. Although the dish can be enjoyed immediately, it’s best to cover the tomatoes and let them sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours to allow the flavours to meld, if possible.
  3. Serve fresh on toasted bread, or even toast together with the bread in the oven for a warm bruschetta. Garnish with fresh basil if desired. Enjoy!


  • Best to enjoy the same day it's made.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 day.

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Nandinee Sharma - May 24, 2024, 4:38 p.m.

What’s the gluten free version?! Please share

PUL Team - May 24, 2024, 6:04 p.m.

Hey Nandinee, you can use a gluten-free baguette or other gluten-free bread in place of the baguette to make this recipe gluten-free if you'd like 😊

Hope W. - April 8, 2024, 9:17 p.m.

Absolutely amazing! Plan on eating this all the time. Loved it. Also tried with capers salad glaze and it was delicious that way too.

PUL Team - April 9, 2024, 12:13 a.m.

Yayyy we're so happy to hear you enjoyed the bruschetta, Hope!

Nicole Mostofa - March 9, 2024, 11:12 p.m.

Simple and refreshing.

Jeet - Feb. 28, 2024, 4:23 p.m.

I love this recipe. So simple and authentic. Plus such a quick recipe.

Faith - Jan. 21, 2024, 4:41 p.m.

So yummy great while watching the football game

alan - Jan. 7, 2024, 4:31 p.m.

Wow. They are so nice great for a light lunch or for a party definitely make them for others

Peitra Whiting - Oct. 30, 2023, 8:16 p.m.

This is absolutely incredible! I took it to a girl's-night-in and everybody loved it. Even the people who don't like tomatoes.

PUL Team - Oct. 30, 2023, 8:21 p.m.

Woop woop! We're so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, Peitra, thanks for letting us be part of the girls night festivities 🥰

um Yousif - June 30, 2023, 11:03 p.m.

Definitely gonna try this recipe♥️

Kristin Goebel - June 27, 2023, 4:21 a.m.

Made this for a friend’s get together and everyone loved it! Will absolutely be using through the summer!
(I went a little heavy on the garlic and we paired with toasted garlic naan which was maybe a little TOO much garlic 😅)

PUL Team - June 27, 2023, 4:39 a.m.

Woop woop! As garlic lovers that sounds incredible, Kristin 😉

Lee - March 4, 2023, 8:47 p.m.

Delish. Thanks for the inspiration

Martunia - Jan. 26, 2023, 11:59 a.m.

I wanted to use up the balsamic reduction from your other recipe so I decided to use it in this one. I had the bruschetta after my morning workout (with hummus, as per the suggestion from the video) and now I'm ready to attack my day 🙃 very tasty and filling 😋

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2023, 10:59 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Martunia! We hope today is incredible 🤩

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2023, 10:59 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Martunia! We hope today is incredible 🤩

Sari - Nov. 5, 2022, 11:47 a.m.

Delicious and simple recipe! Thanks PUL!

Trisha - Sept. 13, 2022, 8:57 a.m.

Wowza I love a good bruschetta and this was divine!

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2022, 6:55 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Trisha 🙂

Sara - July 9, 2022, 6:11 p.m.

Love this recipe - simple and so fresh! Will definitely be making it again :D

PUL Team - July 10, 2022, 8:48 p.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Sara!

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - July 26, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

Pleasant, classic tomato salsa. Really worth to invest in a high-quality balsamic vinegar for a top notch result👌🏻
Perfect for afternoon fika on a piece of bread.

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:45 a.m.

Love a good balsamic vinegar! Thanks, Louise 😊

Céline - July 10, 2021, 11:17 p.m.

This is my favorite bruschetta recipe. And it is really nice on a sandwich with hummus.

Kiren Klair - July 10, 2021, 5:37 a.m.

This was delicious. Nice to have fresh basil from the garden and was a perfect small dinner when you're not that hungry

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 5:34 a.m.

Fresh basil sounds wonderul! So happy you enjoyed the recipe, Kiren :)

Shelby - June 29, 2021, 3:53 a.m.

I love prepping this for a savory breakfast, with toasted Italian bread, hummus, and Cannellini beans. It's wonderful! Thank you for this quick and delicious recipe that makes my mornings a breeze.

PUL Team - June 29, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the recipe, Shelby, thanks for the review!