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Basic Bruschetta

Scott Phillips

Servings: eight to ten.

As a starter or on the side, bruschetta is an ideal choice for outdoor entertaining: You can make it in minutes, eat it while mingling, and top it to suit everyone’s tastes. Just start with Basic Bruschetta and top it as you please.


Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size based on ten servings without topping
  • Calories (kcal) : 200
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 110
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 230
  • Carbohydrates (g): 23
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 4


  • Coat the bottom of one or two rimmed baking sheets with olive oil and set the bread slices on top in a single layer. Brush the tops with a little more oil and set aside until you’re ready to grill.
  • Light a charcoal fire and heat it until you can hold your hand above the grate for no more than 2 seconds or heat a gas grill to medium high. Grill the bread until one side has dark grill marks and then turn them to toast the other side.
  • As soon as the slices are done, rub with garlic, if using, and add a topping, such as a slice of tomato and mozzarella, or any of topping suggestions above.
  • Now cut the bruschetta into serving-size pieces. Serve right away.


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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • Kandis | 07/11/2014

    very good and simple to make!

  • Jason123 | 07/19/2013

    Really good. I cut the prep time considerably by crushing a clove of garlic into the oil I'm using to brush the bread. Since I'm a garlic fanatic, I also use the garlic oil to season the tomato mixture.

  • kathybakes | 10/09/2009

    The topping was excellent. My kids loved it and won't eat tomatoes. I just brushed the sliced baguette with olive oil and baked in the oven until crunchy. Also topped with fresh parmesan. Yummy!

  • orangina | 09/26/2009

    The best bruschetta recipe I have tried.

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