This tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a recreation of BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse appetizer favorite, it’s healthy and easy to make in just about 10 minutes!
When BJ’s restaurants quit serving their Tomato Basil Bruschetta, I was so upset, but luckily after a few attempts I was able to re-create and perfect the recipe myself!
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 6 Roma tomatoes (chopped)
- 1/2 red onion (chopped)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
- 1 french baguette
Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
Toast the baguette in an oven at 350°F for 5 minutes. Slice the baguette and top with the tomato basil bruschetta, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
I serve this bruschetta regularly as an appetizer with my favorite Italian dishes like Chicken Parmesan, Italian Crab Cakes or Ricotta Filled Arancini and the number one comment I always get is, “it tastes so fresh!”
With spring and summer right around the corner, this is the perfect healthy, light and refreshing dish to serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party!
Simple to make, delicious to eat and healthy, I’m ready to dig in, how about you?
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Serve with gluten-free bread instead of the baguette or with large slices of red bell pepper instead of bread to make this dish gluten-free.
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