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Double Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

20 min



10 ingredients or less

This bruschetta is refreshing and light. It packs a solid garlic punch, with bursts of flavour explosions from the basil and balsamic reduction.



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  • 1½ cups (225 g)
    cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • ½ cup (12 g)
    fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup (38 g)
    sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ Tbsp (4 g)
    capers, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    onion powder
  • ¼ tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ½ cup (120 mL)

Toasted bread

  • 1
    large baguette, cut into rounds
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes


  1. In a bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and oil, capers, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside to allow the flavours to meld.
  2. Make the balsamic reduction* by pouring the vinegar in a saucepan. Cook uncovered at a gentle boil until the volume reduces to about a quarter or third of the original volume, about 8 minutes. Stir often.
  3. Brush both sides of the bread with the sun-dried tomato oil and toast on a frying pan on high heat, or in the oven on broil until the edges are golden.
  4. Serve the bruschetta with the toasted bread, drizzle over a very small amount of the balsamic reduction, and enjoy!


  • 1 - 2 Tbsp is also sufficient if you don't want to make a reduction.
  • * If short on time, mix 1 - 2 Tbsp (5 - 10 mL) balsamic vinegar in the bruschetta instead of making the reduction.


  • The bruschetta will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • The balsamic reduction can be kept at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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Nicole Mostofa - May 10, 2024, 5:40 p.m.

Refreshing and tasty

Nouna - May 9, 2024, 6:35 p.m.

A perfect summer dish, so fresh and tasty

Chrysiida - Jan. 25, 2024, 12:12 p.m.

Before trying this recipe, I thought I didn't like sun-dried tomatoes so imagine my surprise when I tried it and it was so delicious! This might be a very simple bruschetta recipe, but it had something different about it that I loved so much!

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2024, 3:56 a.m.

We're super happy to hear it was enjoyed, Chrysiida, thank you! 😊

Lo - Jan. 1, 2024, 12:24 a.m.

Delicious! Clarifying question - the instructions say to finely chop the capers but in the photo they are whole, was that instruction meant for a different ingredient? Thank you! Loving the app and recipes!

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2024, 6:40 a.m.

Hey Lo, apologies for any confusion, and keen eye you've got there! The original recipe had the capers chopped, and it seems for the newly updated photos that we took for the app, we missed the chopping part. With that said, it works either way. For now, I've left the ingredient note as "chopped" as I feel the saltiness of the capers are better enjoyed when dispersed throughout. You're welcome to keep them whole if you'd like though 😊

Alyson - Sept. 9, 2023, 8 p.m.

Amazing amazing! This is my pot luck side dish!

Paula C - Feb. 16, 2023, 9:06 p.m.

Delicious and easy to make! A real crowd pleaser.

Hannah - Feb. 6, 2023, 10:18 p.m.

This is incredible! I was so excited to eat this I forgot the balsamic reduction (I’ll have to try it next time). The sun dried tomatoes and capers really add a depth to the flavor.

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2023, 12:09 a.m.

Awe so happy it was enjoyed, Hannah - thank you!

Emily - Dec. 25, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

hello from Minnesota! Thinking about making this with a food processor. Thoughts?

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:03 a.m.

Ooo we haven't tried but food processors work nicely to chop up similar tomato mixtures. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try, Emily, and sending lots of love to Minnesota!

Martunia - Dec. 14, 2022, 12:26 p.m.

Just made this for lunch and even with winter tomatoes it tastes great! The balsamic reduction drizzle is a must even for those who aren't fans of vinegar. I'll be making this dish over and over again 🥰

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2022, 4:34 p.m.

So happy to hear, Martunia, thank you!

Manisha - Feb. 23, 2022, 5:31 p.m.

Hi Sadia !
I want to know if at all make the bruschetta a bit ahead of time (let's say the same day but a few hours before my guests arrive), how am I supposed to store them and what would be the right way to serve them (do I heat them again or microwave them)

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2022, 1:26 a.m.

Hey Manisha, we'd recommend toasting the bread as close to serving as possible. For example, preparing the tomato mixture separately and storing it in the fridge earlier in the day, and then toasting the bread and assembling it all later on. You might find that the bread gets soggy if you toast it, assemble it all and let it cool, and then heat it again. If it's desired to prepare and assemble the bruschetta beforehand though, it would be best to leave it in the fridge if preparing it over 2 hours in advance. Perhaps sturdy crackers may also be an alternative to consider as they may not get as soggy 😊 We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe!

Manisha - Feb. 25, 2022, 5:37 a.m.

It does, thank you so much Sadia!

Diane - Dec. 31, 2021, 10:13 p.m.

Put it together with some quinoa, so yummy. Will definitely be making it again!

PUL Team - Jan. 1, 2022, 5:17 a.m.

Mmm sounds so nice, Diane! Enjoy 😃

Maggie - Dec. 11, 2021, 4:23 a.m.

This recipe is delicious! And easy to make! I’ve made it for 3 different events and each time everyone has loved it!

PUL Team - Dec. 11, 2021, 10:37 p.m.

Oh, Maggie, this means so much! We're so honoured a PUL recipe was part of the special events too😃

Evelyn, Florida - Oct. 13, 2021, 3:34 p.m.

I love your website! it's awesome! very enlightening, clean and not overwhelming. Great job! Your recepies are awesome I love your serving dishes they are rare. Have not seen them here in the States.

PUL Team - Oct. 14, 2021, 3:04 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Evelyn! A good number of our serving dishes are from thrift stores - always very unique finds there! Others were purchased from local Dutch shops, such as Dille & Kamille and we've also purchased some rustic ceramics from NomLiving 😊

Sarah - July 23, 2021, 11:46 p.m.

I LOVE THESE!!! I made this one for my family and it was an instant hit. Even my siblings who have a distaste for tomatoes, like this recipe. It is SO tasty and flavourful. I am so grateful for PUL for sharing these delicious and nutritious recipes.

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

We're so grateful for you, Sarah! Thank you for being here and for sharing your experience with the recipe 🤩

Amanda - July 21, 2021, 7:28 a.m.

Tried it on a whim and my best friend said we need to have it on a weekly basis. So good!

Tutu - May 27, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Wow! This is super delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)