You can serve Bruschetta hot or cold, I have done it both ways. This version is cold on toasted baguette. The ingredients don’t vary that much, mostly it’s tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.


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Course: Small Bites
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Passive Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 6 people
Tip : If you have the time, it's better to marinate the tomatoes in the vinaigrette for a couple of hours before assembling and serving.


  • 10-12 baby plum tomatoes quartered
  • 2-3 heart of fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic grated
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 fresh baguette sliced into 1/2" slices and toasted


  • Gather ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Mix olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, quartered baby plum tomatoes. Set aside for 1 hour and up to 2 hours before serving.
  • Separate center of fresh basil from stalk, you want the center, small tender leaves that are still attached and are in a flower shape.
  • Pre heat broiler,
  • Slice baguette into 1/2" slices, on a diagonal.
  • Place on top rack on a sheet of aluminum foil and broil until golden brown, turn and toast second side.


  • Use a long serving platter, top each piece of bread with a good amount of marinated tomato mixture and place on the platter.
  • Garnish with the reserved fresh basil florets and thinly sliced larger leaves.

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