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Easy Garlic Bread Bruschetta Recipe

This Easy Garlic Bread Bruschetta Recipe combines two amazing Italian appetizers! Toasty garlic bread topped with a flavorful balsamic tomato salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best bruschetta recipe, best garlic bread recipe, bruschetta recipe, easy appetizer ideas, easy bruschetta, easy garlic bread, garlic bread recipe, how to make bruschetta
Servings: 8
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Katerina


  • Oven


For the Toasted Garlic Bread

  • 8 slices Italian bread, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half

For the Salad

  • 2 cups fresh grape or cherry tomatoes, diced, (or 3 to 4 Roma tomatoes, diced)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil ribbons, (stack several basil leaves one on top of the other, roll them up tightly, and then slice into thin ribbons)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • balsamic glaze, optional, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush each slice of bread with olive oil; transfer slices to prepared baking sheet, oiled-side down.
  • Toast bread in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the bread so it doesn’t burn.
  • Remove from oven; rub the cut side of the garlic cloves over each slice of toasted bread. Set aside.
  • Transfer diced tomatoes to a mixing bowl.
  • To the tomatoes, add cheese, basil, and garlic; stir.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add oil and balsamic vinegar; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Taste salad and adjust accordingly.
  • Divide up the salad over the toasted bread slices, add just a drizzle of balsamic glaze over the top, and serve!


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg