The Italian appetizer that is a flawless combination of tomato, garlic, basil and olive oil is none other than the bruschetta. We compiled the best bruschetta recipes that are classic or completely outside the box.
Did you know that bruschetta actually refers to the crusty, toasty bread. The origin comes from the Italian word “bruscare” which means “to burn, heat in a fire” which is essentially how the bread should be prepared. A classic bruschetta is made by toasting slices of Italian bread with a fresh topping on top. The bruschetta we’re accustomed to is made with fresh tomatoes and basil, but the combinations are endless.
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Bruschetta via The Recipe Critic // The classic bruschetta with the perfect proportion of tomatoes to basil to garlic!
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Tomato Salami and Chunky Arugula Basil Pesto Bruschetta via Half Baked Harvest // Add corn, salami and pesto to this outside the box bruschetta that’s flavor filled.
Avocado Toast Bruschetta Recipe via Lite House Foods // Avocado is the ideal addition to a classic bruschetta, the creaminess balances the tart tomatoes well.
Classic Bruschetta via Two Peas and Their Pod // This no frills recipe can be made in a jiffy and tastes fresh and like the summer.
Roasted Plum (or fig) Tartines via A Sprouted Kitchen Feast // Substitute the tomatoes for figs and get this bright appetizer option.
Pesto Shrimp Bruschetta Recipe via Foodie Crush // For a more substantial meal, try this elegant appetizer featuring poached shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto.
Bruschetta via Gimme Some Grilling // Another classic recipe that stresses on the importance of grilled bread for an authentic bruschetta experience.
Breakfast Bruschetta via Life as a Strawberry // Bruschetta for breakfast?! Yes please!
Zucchini and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta Recipe via Salt and Wind // Nothing screams end of summer more than freshly marinated squash.
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Avocado Bruschetta via Yummy Mummy Kitchen // Chunky avocado creates a beautiful mash of guacamole and bruschetta, yum!
Caprese Bruschetta via Comfortable Food
Cherry and Plum Bruschetta via Bonappetit
Tomato Bruschetta via William Sonoma // Cherry tomatoes sliced into pretty little circles will elevate any ordinary bruschetta recipe.
Bruschetta with Mozzarella Prosciutto and Arugula Pesto Recipe via Kitchen Confidante //
Bruschetta | Simple Italian Taste and Awesome | via Cork Fork and Table
Sun-dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta via Garnish with Lemon
Bruschetta with Seared Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic & Burrata via She Keeps a Lovely Home //
Mushroom Bruschetta with Balsamic and Thyme via Recipetin Eats
Burrata Bruschetta Recipe via Ciao Florentina
Asparagus, Crispy Prosciutto and Brie Grilled Cheese via Heather Cristo
Zucchini & Goat’s cheese Bruschetta via Simply Delicious Food
Ricotta Lemon Basil Honey Bruschetta via Reluctant Entertainer
Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta via The Cookie Rookie
Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta via Homemade Hooplah
Beet & Blueberry Bruschetta via Girl Gone Gourmet
Pesto Cream Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta via Shweta in the Kitchen
What’s your favorite bruschetta combo?