Contributor: Emily Dingmann

Bruschetta is the perfect appetizer to take to a summer party because it’s easy prep and everyone loves it. The only downside is it’s so good you won’t be taking any leftovers home. I know, just double it.

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Italian


Units Scale
  • 1 French baguette (about 10 oz.)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lb. Roma tomatoes (about 4)
  • 1/4 oz. fresh basil, chiffonade


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice baguette into thin slices.
  3. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Rub each slice with the cut end of a clove of garlic as soon as you remove from oven.
  6. Dice tomatoes and discard watery seeds.
  7. Gently toss tomatoes with olive oil and salt. Taste and add more salt if desired.
  8. Right before serving, thinly slice basil (chiffonade).
  9. Spoon tomato mixture onto crostini and top with a sprinkle of fresh basil.