Italian Kitchen: Easy Bruschetta

Meet Laura. This lady is a ball of sunshine and a true Italian cook. She's got tricks up her sleeve for pastries, salads, main courses and more. One of the first food addictions she introduced to me to is this easy bruschetta.

Her easy ingredients:

-about 1 lb grape tomatoes
-extra virgin olive oil
-1/2 clove of garlic
-6-8 basil leaves
-Crostini Bread

Italian Method:

1-Quarter grape tomatoes

2-Chop basil

3-Toss tomatoes and basil in bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Note that the picture above has the tomatoes soaking in olive oil, this makes it perfetto, be generous with how much you give it.

4-Prepare crostini or purchase pre-made ones. To prepare your own, preheat broiler, slice french bread and place on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until lightly browned.

5-Best Italian trick ever, rub 1 side of each bread slice with cut half of garlic. Discard garlic.

6-Divide bruschetta evenly over bread, sprinkle evenly with salt and top it off with a teaspoon of pesto on each slice.

Italian Kitchen Tip:

Laura says: "You know you're in a true Italian kitchen if it is not clean!" 

So there you have it, be Italian and have permission granted to keep your kitchen untidy. Enjoy your easy bruschetta and guilt free untidy kitchen!


  1. Yum. I think I may make some. Now, I'm going to make a mess in my kitchen and pretend I'm Italian. Great blog!

  2. great tips and loooove the step by step.. what a new look on bruschetta! i feel like italians think simpler with cooking..just use better and fresher ingredients and let them do the partyin.

  3. Love the tips!! Soaking the tomatoes in olive oil and rubbing the garlic clove on both sides of the bread...bellisima! Thanks Heather!


Ciao friends! Thanks for sharing. xo's-Heather


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