I think it’s safe to say that every time my brother comes to our parents’ house, he makes this bruschetta. Well, maybe 90% of the time. That’s why I call it Chris’ Simple Bruschetta – his recipe is really simple, you could make it every day!

And there’s a reason for that: it’s always a big hit! I remember when he made these at a party and they were eaten so fast, I didn’t even get to try one at first! He had to make another batch and I made sure to sneak one away then.

I love this bruschetta because of how fresh it tastes. The tomatoes are not cooked down too much, so there is still that bright burst of flavor in every bite.

chris' simple bruschetta


Chris' Simple Bruschetta
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Serves: 12-16 slices
  • 10 oz package of grape or cherry tomatoes 
  • 1 French baguette
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil + 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut baguette into ½ inch slices diagonally and place on baking pan.
  3. Pour 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a small bowl or cup and use a cooking brush to brush on oil on one side of each slice of baguette. Add more olive oil if needed.
  4. Cut tomatoes into fairly thin slices and place in a medium or large bowl.
  5. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and place in the same bowl.
  6. Chop fresh basil into small pieces until you have about ¼ cup and place in the same bowl.
  7. Mix everything in the bowl with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper. Season a little bit at first and add more if needed.
  8. Top each baguette with about 1 big Tbsp of tomato mixture.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. If you would like the bread to be crispier, you may use the broiler on high for an additional 2 minutes.