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Bruschetta is everyone's favorite bread-based snack, from classic toasted bread with olive oil, tomato, and basil to innovative appetizers that include olives, mushrooms, avocado, or beef, take a bite out of our favorite bruschetta recipes!

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Servings 14
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 30

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 14 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 fresh basil leaves

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Serve this easy-to-fix bruschetta as an appetizer or as a colorful side dish

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Avocados and tomatoes top toasted French bread to make this crunchy and smooth bruschetta

  • 1/2 loaf whole grain French bread (or 1 petite loaf), sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, divided
  • 2 avocados, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 leaves basil, chopped
4.4/5 (42 Votes)

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Ricotta provides a creamy base for this plum and cherry bruschetta topping

  • 2 red plums or nectarines, halved, pitted, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted, halved
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1/2 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick, toasted
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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Blue cheese, beef steak tenderloin, and sautéed onions come together in these bite-sized savory treats that are su...

  • SPREAD:
  • 3 large 3 large onions, thinly sliced into rings
  • 12 cloves 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 (6-ounce) 4 (6-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) 1 (10.5-ounce) French bread baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4 ounces 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled, about 4 ounces
  • 1/8 teaspoon 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon 1/8 teaspoon pepper
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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Takes a little effort but you'll be rewarded with an amazing combination of flavors in these scrumptious Creamed-Mu...

  • CARAMELIZED ONIONS:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 small yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • CREAMED MUSHROOMS:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 pounds best-quality common mushrooms, ideally cremini or baby bella, cleaned and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • BRUSCHETTA:
  • 4 pieces rye bread, sliced thick
  • Caramelized onions (see above)
  • Creamed mushrooms (see above)
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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These quick, easy, and nutritious appetizers serve a crowd on a budget, with poignant flavors of zesty lemon juice,...

  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 large tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf French baguette or Italian Bread
5/5 (1 Votes)

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A perfect blend of flavors -- a little heat from the jalapeño, and the sweet strawberries make a delightful toppin...

  • 6 slices grilled bread
  • 12 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped vidalia onion
  • Pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Great appetizer if you are looking for something different

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 large red onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) baguette bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub soft cream cheese with herbs or vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
5/5 (1 Votes)

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This recipe for Sicilian bruschetta is sure to get your guests' appetites going with crispy bread adorned with a de...

  • 1 (1-pound) loaf crusty Italian bread such as ciabatta, cut into 1/3-inch thick slices
  • 6 About 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch dice, about 4 cups
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup green olives, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Champagne and lobster are the epitome of elegance, and they take the starring role in this crostini appetizer, rich...

  • SAUCE:
  • 3 large vine tomatoes
  • Pinch superfine sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted organic butter, divided
  • 1 cup champagne, sparkling wine or Italian prosecco
  • Tabasco or Crystal hot sauce
  • Salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • CROSTINI:
  • 1/2 cup Hollandaise sauce
  • Whole piece of tail meat from 1-pound lobster
  • 1 small crusty white baguette, sliced
  • Fresh dill leaves, snipped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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Transform a simple baguette into a crowd-pleasing bruschetta with this recipe

  • 1 loaf French bread or baguette, sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil for brushing
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups garden fresh tomatoes, seeded & chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper, plus more to taste
4.4/5 (32 Votes)

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This healthy yet hearty grilled bruschetta recipe features mashed cannellini beans and the bright flavors of fresh ...

  • 1 (8-ounce) long loaf Italian bread
  • 1 (15 to 19 ounce) can white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, each cut in half
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Crab toast with lemon aioli is a perfect brunch appetizer, main course when paired with a lightly dressed salad, or...

  • LEMON AIOLI:
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • CRAB TOAST:
  • 1 cup lump crabmeat, picked over, shells removed
  • 2 tablespoons fennel fronds, chopped
  • 1 to 2 serrano chiles, seeded, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 4 (3/4-inch thick) slices country-style sourdough bread
  • lemon wedges (for serving)
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Slices of grilled chicken breasts are smothered in pasta with a sauce made of tomatoes, garlic and olive oil

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (2 or 3)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces dry angel hair pasta
  • 4 large tomatoes, halved, deseeded, & cut into 1/4-inch wide pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 (2/3-ounce) package fresh basil, stems removed & roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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Bruscetta is a simple classic that's perfect for lovers of fresh flavors everywhere

  • 10 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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