Classic italian bruschetta

The classic Italian bruschetta is a delicious, easy appetizer, perfect in its simplicity! Very easy to prepare, with a few simple fresh ingredients, bread, tomatoes, basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Bruschetta is grilled bread rubbed with garlic and seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and a little salt. Bruschetta al Pomodoro is the most loved one in all of Italy.

Classic italian bruschetta

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostVery cheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Rest time2 Hours
  • Cooking time10 Minutes
  • Serving6
  • Cooking methodStove
  • CuisineItalian


For topping

6 tomatoes
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
10 leaves basil
1 pinch pepper

For bread

12 slices bread (italian loaf )
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic


1 Grill
1 Knife
1 Bowl


Wash the tomatoes and then cut them into cubes. Put the tomatoes in a bowl Add the oil, salt and the chopped basil with your hands. Mix and let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for a minimum of 15 minutes but for a maximum of 2 hours. Cut the loaf into slices Brush each side of the bread with oil, then grill until the bread is crisp and golden. It will take about 3-4 minutes per side. Alternatively, you can cook the slices on a wire rack in the oven for 6-7 minutes. While the bread is still warm, take the garlic clove and rub it on the crusty bread. Repeat with all slices. Arrange your hot bread on a plate and place a spoonful of tomato sauce on each bruschetta and serve immediately.

Classic italian bruschetta

Cook’s tips

Use your best extra virgin olive oil for this recipe.

Cut the basil into small pieces with your fingers this will allow to preserve the green color.

If you have time, prepare the tomato and basil mixture in advance and let it rest in the refrigerator, it will allow all the flavors to blend.

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