This tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a recreation of BJ’s Restaurant favorite, it’s healthy and easy to make in only 10 minutes!
I’ve been making this tomato basil bruschetta recipe for years! I can’t say enough good things about how easy and flavorful it is!
While I love this recipe as an appetizer served on slices of a toasted baguette, it’s also perfect for making into a delicious dinner!
Try out this Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe in these easy dinner favorites!
My inspiration for this recipe came from the original BJ’s restaurant in Southern California. Before they became a chain found across the country, there were only about a dozen BJ’s restaurants in Southern California and they served the best Tomato Basil Bruschetta!
One day I went to BJ’s and found that this bruschetta was no longer on the menu. I was so upset, but I came home determined to re-create and perfect the recipe at home. I can now proudly say that I did just that!
- 6 Roma tomatoes (diced)
- 1/2 cup red onion (diced)
- 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)
Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.
If serving with a toasted baguette, place the baguette in the oven, set at 350°F for 5 minutes. Slice the baguette and top with the tomato basil bruschetta.
I serve this bruschetta regularly as an appetizer with my favorite Italian dishes like Beef Ragu, Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers and Italian Shrimp and Polenta. The number one comment I get when serving this dish is, “it tastes so fresh!”
This is the perfect healthy, light and refreshing dish to serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party!
Feel free to drizzle with a little balsamic reduction for a beautiful presentation!
♣ 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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