A quick, easy, and crowd-pleasing appetizer this 5-ingredient bruschetta is sure to please the masses. Perfect to use up those end-of-summer tomatoes and fresh basil.
Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means it’s the unofficial end of summer. So if you’re throwing an end-of-summer bash this weekend then do yourself a favor and prepare this amazingly simple appetizer, snack, lunch-whatever you wanna call it. You’ll be in the kitchen for less than 10 minutes and back out enjoying the last bits of summer with family and friends. Most importantly, there’s no cooking required which means you won’t have to worry about unnecessarily heating up your house to enjoy this 5-ingredient bruschetta.
And all you need to make this bruschetta are 5 simple ingredients:
- Roma tomatoes
- White balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Fresh Basil
A tip for preparing this dish: make sure that you tear (not cut) the basil. Cutting basil bruises the leaves and turns it a deep green. Tearing the basil will ensure that its vibrant green remains intact. This dish is so simple and really only has two ingredients that are visible so you want to ensure that it’s as beautiful as possible. Therefore, you should tear the basil. Promise?
One of the best things about this bruschetta is its versatility. It can be served on toast (may I recommend sourdough?), crackers and even tortilla chips. The fresh tomatoes and basil would also work well as a salsa served on tacos, nachos or burrito bowl.
So what do you guys think? Are you ready to kiss summer goodbye with this 5-ingredient bruschetta? Or are you counting down the days until pumpkin makes its way into everything? Let me know which season you prefer in the comments. And be sure to let me know if you make this bruschetta! I guarantee it will become an easy appetizer staple in your home.
Ingredient Health Benefits
Basil: Phytochemicals; volatile oils (antibacterial properties)
Olive oil: Monounsaturated fats
Tomatoes: Vitamin C; potassium; polyphenols
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- 4 roma tomatoes
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp white wine vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- fresh basil, torn to taste
- Dice tomatoes into bit-sized pieces.
- To a medium-sized bowl add diced tomatoes, white wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and torn fresh basil.
- Serve with toasted bread (I prefer sourdough), crackers, tortilla chips or as a topping to tacos.