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Shortcut Homemade Fresh Bruschetta

This Shortcut Homemade Bruschetta is just as good as any fine restaurant version. Full of freshness and so, so easy to prepare anytime. Enjoy the deliciousness!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword appetetizer, bruschetta, tomato, Tomatoes
Servings 4
Author Pam


  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes or a combo, sliced in half or if small leave whole
  • 1/4-1/2 cup red onion chopped finely
  • 3-4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cubes frozen crushed garlic, I used Dorot or 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 cubes frozen crushed basil, I used Dorot, you can add another cube of each to taste or, 1/4 cup fresh basil minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp d black pepper or to taste for both salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley for garnish


  1. 1.First thing, pop the cubed garlic and basil out and place in microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds to soften up. The aroma! Set aside.

    2.Cut tomatoes and place in serving bowl.

    3.Add remaining ingredients and toss gently. Add in garlic and basil. Toss again. Taste test to see if more salt is needed. Serve on your favorite toasted bread, chicken, fish or anyway you can think of. Enjoy the freshness!!


Recipe Notes

Store in fridge up to two days.