tomatoes with basil and balsamic vinegar on toast
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Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

A simple but tasty appetizer that you can have ready in less than 15 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • 1 loaf Italian or French bread sliced and toasted
  • 1 pint red cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Wash the tomatoes and then cut them in half or quarters.
  • In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper and half of the fresh basil.
  • Lay out the slices of toasted bread in an even layer and place a scoop of the tomato mixture onto each.
  • Sprinkle with remaining basil and balsamic vinegar reduction.

Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

  • Place the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
  • Continue to cook until it is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g