Italian Bruschetta with Fresh Basil

Sunday, September 20, 2009
This is an updated photo than the ones below. Every year when the fresh tomatoes harvest I made this. It's similar to having insalata caprese which is fresh mozzarella, tomato slices and fresh basil. Not hard to make at all. Just a refreshing salad on garlic toast. Amazing flavors, just remember using the the best ingredients is key. You must use aged balsamic vinegar for a real treat and I personally love a stronger tasting olive oil as well. Make this tailored to your taste but fresh is best.

1 loaf of Italian stick bread, French bread or Cuban or any stick bread will do. This needs to be sliced at least 2 inches thick and rub with garlic on both sides.

For both sides of the bread:
garlic powder optional if you don't have the fresh garlic or use both for stronger flavoring
fresh garlic slices
olive oil
fresh mozzarella sliced or cubed very small
fresh basil leafs
large fresh tomatoes slices or chopped fine
balsamic vinegar

Make garlic toast. Take sliced bread,  brush one tablespoon of olive oil on both side of the bread or more. Sprinkle evenly with garlic powder plus add a few thinly sliced fresh garlic, sprinkle with and oregano salt and pepper on both sides (cayenne pepper if you like some heat). Bake on 430 degree hot oven until light brown, watch carefully or you will have croutons! This takes around 10 minutes or longer for harder toasted garlic bread.  Take out. Add a slice of sliced tomato then fresh Mozzarella. Sprinkle more olive oil over top,  drizzle with a really good grade balsamic vinegar(mine was aged 18 years), salt pepper to taste. Add a fresh basil leaf on each one.


  1. I love your bruschettas! They sounds delicious!

  2. That's funny....I just had this at a BBQ today, minus the bread. It was basically a caprese salad (mozarella & tomato) with fresh spinach, all tossed with olive oil. I'll have to try it out on Bruschetta now. Thanks.

  3. mmmm I love bruschetta's! yours looks amazingly delicious

  4. It looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe :-)

  5. i love it with all the fresh ingredients!

  6. Just incredible. Thatsa nice! I love it,
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