Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My favorite bruschetta recipe

Bruschetta is the perfect healthy appetizer or lunch choice.  This recipe is easy to make and delightful on the taste buds.  We love it in the Alvord household.  It never disappoints.  The following is a single portion recipe, so if you are making it for a group just multiply the following by however many people will be enjoying this delicious concoction.  I always add the ingredients to taste so the following are approximate measurements.

  • 1 baguette (10 slices per serving)
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 C toasted pine nuts
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese to taste
  • 1/4 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

To make:

Dice tomatoes, chop garlic and basil and place in bowl.  Add other ingredients and combine.  I always sprinkle the sea salt and add the vinegar before I add anything else because I like the tomatoes to marinate for a minute in that combination, but that is totally not necessary.  Slice your baguette into 1/3 inch slices and drizzle olive oil over their tops.  Toast your bread until it's golden in color.  I broil mine in the oven for just a minute or two.  Top your bread with the delectable tomato combination and enjoy!  I hope you love it as much as we do.

Happy to share a healthy recipe, 


  1. That looks so good! I will definitely try it.

  2. This looks scrumptous! Cant wait to try it!

  3. I stumbled on this recipe while looking for a healthy Bruschetta recipe for my breast cancer blog today. I hope it's ok if I used it. My blog is sistersurvivors.blogspot.com, and I gave you credit for the recipe, and link to your blog.


  4. Hi,
    Your recipe so delicious. Really like it. Thanks for sharing..