Fresh tomato bruschetta
Simple tomato bruschetta with fresh basil is the perfect way to celebrate ripe tomatoes and is a delicious easy lunch or appetizer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
For the fresh tomato topping
- 500 g (1lb) ripe tomatoes (use a variety of tomatoes for added flavor and texture)
- 2 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice/Balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
For the bruschetta
- 4-8 slices (depending on size) bread of your choice (sourdough, baguette, Italian or Tuscan bread all works well)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 garlic clove halved
To make the tomato mixture, chop the tomatoes then place in a mixing bowl.
Add the basil, olive oil and lemon juice then season to taste and mix well. Allow to stand for 10-20 minutes to allow the tomatoes to release some of their juices.
To make the bruschetta, melt the butter and olive oil together in a large frying pan.
Alternatively, brush the bread with olive oil and grill in a grill pan (or outdoor BBQ/Grill/Braai) until toasted on both sides.
Fry the slices of bread until golden brown on both sides.
Remove from the pan and rub with the garlic.
Top the toasted bread with the tomato mixture and serve.
Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1111IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg