Tomato and Basil Bruschetta


Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta is made with just a handful of  ingredients, perfect for summer entertaining.

Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread often rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt and baked until crisp. Topped with ripe tomatoes, red onion, capers and basil leaves, Tomato and Basil Bruschetta is a match made in heaven.

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Serves 4


2 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

thin slices ciabatta or sourdough bread

4 ripe tomatoes, diced

½ small red onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp baby capers, rinsed

1 large lemon, shredded rind

¼ cup basil leaves, finely shredded

extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle

small basil leaves, to serve


Preheat oven to 200˚C. Combine oil and garlic in a small bowl. Brush oil mixture onto both sides of bread. Place bread onto a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Combine tomato, onion, capers, lemon rind and shredded basil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon into serving jars. Drizzle with oil. Place jars onto serving plates with slices of bruschetta toast. Sprinkle basil leaves onto tomato mixture and serve.

Smart tip:

Help the flavour of your tomato topping meld by combining, then letting the mixture steep for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


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