Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Balsamic Bruschetta

Whenever I have extra tomatoes, I always end up making bruschetta. My balsamic version is pretty basic, and of course you can kick it up with fresh herbs like basil, oregano and parsley; or use different types of bread and even cheeses!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 3 Minutes | Makes: 4 Servings

8 slices bread (I used rye bread because that's what I had on hand)margarine or butter
1 cup mozzarella, grated
Tomato topping
2 cups tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons onion, diced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- Mix ingredients for tomato topping.
- Toast bread and lightly butter. I find toasting the bread first helps to prevent it to get too wet from tomato topping.
- Top each toasted bread with tomato topping (leaving excess liquid behind in bowl) then mozzarella cheese.
- Broil until cheese melts.


  1. DELISH!!! This is by far one of my most favorite things to eat! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Alison,

    Great pics. It all looks yummy! I'm anxious to try some of the many recipes you have shared. Looking through them made me hungry! So, I'm your newest follower. Have a great week.


  3. Yum, this looks delicious and easy! I could make a meal out of this :o)

  4. simply delicious
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  5. That's a lovely, simple and delicious meal. I still have a little overload of tomatoes at the moment so I could make this ! Excellent.

    BTW I posted a follow-up comment about a comment you made on my blog - I don't know if you will see it but I'm repating it here as I couldn't see to email you anywhere... it's the one about 'Store Cupboard Items' :

    It would be good if other food bloggers did a post like this too. I would also be interested to read what others have in their cupboards and what they find are their 'go-to' items. Maybe Priarie Story you could allow us a sneak-peak at the stuff you have gathered some time... KG

  6. I adore bruschetta, I often times make a meal of it. I'll bet the balsamic vinegar adds a whole new dimension...yum!

  7. Alison, your bruschetta looks wonderful. And balsamic vinegar makes everything taste better. :o)

  8. Looks amazing! I was just looking for recipes for the abundance of cherry tomatoes in my house! This is perfect.

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  10. I love it too! I usually make mine without the balsamic vinegar. Will have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing. (P/s : sorry about the removal of the first comment, accidentally posted comment during editing! ^..^)

  11. I'm just like you-- whenever I have tons of tomatoes of all the things I could make, I usually just end up eating bruschetta for days. It's hard to resist, I love it so much! Love the balsamic and the mozz on top.

  12. Hi Alison, I just found your lovely blog and am now following along. I can never get enough bruschetta and will have to try your recipe. I hope that you top by my Italian/Southern U.S. cooking and gardening (and a little travel blog) and follow along too. I look forward to more enticing recipes to read on your blog. Roz

    Oh PS, I almost forgot.....it would be great if you could link up this post on my "Fresh Clean and Pure Friday' (all weekend long) blog hop....after all, bruschetta is super Fresh and oh so good for you!

  13. Oh, one other thing, I'm going to have to remember to link up on your Thursday Recipe Swap.....what a great idea! Thanks again, Roz

  14. Oh YUM!! This looks so delicious. You had me with the balsamic part. I can't wait to try this out. I am bookmarking it!!

  15. I made my first bruschetta about a week ago and now I'm addicted, can't wait to try this version. Thanks for linking up! :)

  16. That looks delish! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

  17. I love tomatoes and this looks like the perfect way to enjoy them. Plus, I could never resist anything with cheese on it.