Easy Bruschetta Appetizer

I am visiting my parents for Thanksgiving weekend, which means I get to use my Mom’s kitchen (yesss!). Last night I made bruschetta for an appetizer, but realized we did not have any fresh basil in the house except for 1 leaf. I decided to try with basil seasoning and see how it turned out. I barely noticed the difference! Even though I still prefer using fresh basil, this recipe definitely saves you some chopping time and its ready in less than 20 minutes.

Easy Bruschetta Appetizer
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Type: appetizer
Serves: 4
  • 1 loaf sour dough bread, thinly sliced
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil, chopped (can sub. 3 tbsp basil seasoning)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Preheat toaster oven to 325 °F.
  2. Cover a toaster oven pan (12x12 inches) with aluminum foil.
  3. Dice tomatoes and chop basil well.
  4. Mix tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and salt with a fork in a large bowl.
  5. If you have time, let sit covered with plastic wrap for 1 hour in refrigerator.
  6. Slice sour dough bread into thin slices and place on pan.
  7. Scoop 1 tbsp and spread over bread slices.
  8. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the bruschetta, and quickly pour a little more olive oil over each slice to finish.
  9. Place into toaster oven at 325 °F for about 10 minutes. Bread should be toasted, but not too hard.



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