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 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.

this is Italian salad on top of bread

this is whole milk mozzarella with tomato and basil

this is a salad on top of bread with cheese and tomato and basil

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 whole milk mozzarella sliced or cubed very small

fresh basil leafs

large fresh tomatoes slices plum or beefsteak vine ripe ( or use them chopped fine)

balsamic vinegar

Make garlic toast. Take sliced bread, brush one tablespoon of olive oil on both sides 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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