10 min



8 servings

Balsamic Bruschetta

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Warm toasted bread with a hint of garlic and delicious fresh tomatoes and herbs. Serve as casual finger food or as a starter.


  • Sliced ciabbatta or crusty bread
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 8 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 
  • handful of chopped fresh basil 
  • 30g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 200C. Brush bread slices on both sides lightly with 1 tablespoon oil and place on large baking sheet. Toast bread until golden, 5 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through.

2. Meanwhile, toss together tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in a bowl. Mix in balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and pepper.

3. Spoon tomato mixture onto toasted bread slices and serve immediately.


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