Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

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I absolutely love tomatoes! I could eat them a million different ways, but sometimes the simplest method is the best method. When I go over a friends house for a get a together I always brainstorm, trying to bring something new or different. When I saw these yellow and red cherry tomatoes  I couldn’t help it! They kept screaming stop using your brain and use your heart, make us into good old bruschetta!

So I did, but I have to say every time I make it people act like its more than just good old bruschetta. I think it is because I add a little bit of balsamic vinegar which doesn’t stand out but adds a hidden “something” else that people love. Don’t get mad that its not totally traditional! There a lot of variations, this one is simple and rustic. Perfect for your summer parties!

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Cherry Tomato Bruschetta


  • 1 pint red cherry tomatoes, halved and even quartered if you can

  • 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes, halved and quartered if you can

  • 1/3 c olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp garlic cloves minced

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • fresh basil, chopped

  • 1/4 c shaved parmesan


  • 1 french baguette

  • 1/4 c olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove


  1. First wash your cherry tomatoes. Then halve them and quarter them if you can. I know they are small! Transfer them into a bowl.

  2. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper. Mix together gently. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

  3. In the meantime you can make the toasts for the bruschetta or visit the bakery section of your grocery section and find them ready made.


  1. Slice the bread on a diagonal making the slices about a half-inch think. Then rub each slice with the garlic clove. Then brush each one with olive oil

  2. Place the pieces of bread on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven at 450 degrees for about 6-7 minutes. You will see them start to get golden brown

  3. When they are done arrange the slices of bread on a platter. Remove the tomato mixture from the fridge. Add the chopped basil to the tomatoes and mix. Then spoon the mixture onto each piece of bread.

  4. You may garnish by sprinkling more chopped basil over the platter. In addition, you can take pieces of shaved parmesan cheese and place them on top of each piece of bread.