Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

  • Author: Alex Caspero MA, RD


Fresh tomato bruschetta! The BEST Bruschetta with a secret ingredient! A must for any summer dinner or get together.



  • Fresh Tomato Bruschetta
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped, preferably heirloom. Since the tomatoes are the star, use the best you can find.
  • 1 small cloves garlic, grated or finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. quality extra virgin olive oil
  • drizzle (1-2tsp.) Balsamic reduction
  • handful basil, thinly sliced
  • Baguette, sliced
  • Thin slices of smoked mozzarella


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from oven and rub peeled garlic clove on both sides. The garlic will “melt” into the toast.
  2. Switch the oven to broil and place thin slices of smoked mozzarella on top. Broil for 2-3 minutes until just melted. While the cheese is melting, combine the chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, balsamic reduction and pinch salt/pepper to taste.
  3. Remove bread from oven, top with tomato mixture and sprinkle with basil.