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Bruschetta With Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Tomatoes marinated in basil, oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic is the perfect topping for this bruschetta with balsamic glaze recipe. It is the perfect little finger food for any gathering. Be ready to knock people's socks off!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Megan Porta

Ingredients

  • 8 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 8 slices French bread cut to 1-inch thickness

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line bread slices on a baking sheet and spoon the tomato mixture over the tops. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese over the tops.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 3-5 minutes, or until bread is lightly golden around the edges and the tomato mixture is warmed through.

Notes

Serving Options

Option 1 - Toast the French bread with tomato mixture spread on top in a 400-degree oven for 3-5 minutes for a warm appetizer.
Option 2 - Toast the bread by itself in a 400-degree oven for 3-4 minutes and then add the chilled tomato mixture to the top for a cold appetizer.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg
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