Toasting bread for bruschetta party this weekend seems like a delectable and easy option. Why not –with your day-to-day ingredients easily found in anyone’s kitchen, this bread-based snack will cure everyone’s craving for savory light meal.

Ever wondering how is bruschetta made? Or even you are frequently toasting bread for bruschetta yourself, yet want to get some inspiration from other people’s recipe? Prepare your recipe book then note this bruschetta recipe and the how-to of cooking it.

Ingredients (for 16 servings, 32 slices):

  • Around 1 lbs of French bread (1 loaf)
  • Olive oil (as needed), but in general you will only need around 2 tbsp for 16 lbs.
  • 0.5-1 tsp Parsley flakes (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

That’s it – you only need these ingredients for making the bread toast for bruschetta. Proceed to noting the ingredients for bruschetta:

  • 8 big tomatoes, diced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • Basil leaves (as you like, chopped)
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper (as needed)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Set your oven to preheat it to 425oF. Slice your bread into 32 pieces or less if you want thicker bread.
  2. On a small bowl, prep olive oil, garlic, and parsley and mix them altogether.
  3. Brush your bread slices with olive oil–garlic–parsley mixture evenly. Then, place these bread slices on a baking sheet before toasting them to the oven.
  4. Once your oven is heated, start baking your bread around 6-8 minutes until the bread slices turn light brown and crisp. Flip once while baking if possible.
  5. Dice, chop, or mince the ingredients for bruschetta (tomato, onion, basil leaves) as required. Then, combine all of the diced tomatoes and onions onto one big, mixing bowl.
  6. Place the tomato mix on top of the bread toast. Spread it evenly. If you like, add more basil as garnish.
  7. If you like to add some balsamic sauce, you can drizzle it onto your bruschetta.  And now your bruschetta is ready to serve!

Bruschetta is commonly eaten as appetizers. Hence if you are conducting a party, that would be nice to have your bruschetta firstly-served before the big meal. One of the good points of toasting bread for bruschetta is you can save the bread in an air-tight container for days. Hence, you don’t have to always make the toast right before you want to make the bruschetta.

So, are you ready to make your own bruschetta? You may stick to this original toasting bread for bruschetta recipe, but if you want to customize it a bit to suit your taste buds, why not?