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Classic Italian Bruschetta

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Anyone else a big fan of Bruschetta? For those who don’t know, Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt …It is also a PERFECT recipe to make whenever you are entertaining. It’s easy to do, and guests will love the fact that it is a small bite, and has wonderful and fresh flavors.

One of our amazing Women of Today readers, Sheena Powenski recently shared with us her favorite recipe for Bruschetta, and we have to agree … It is delicious!

You can also get pretty creative with Bruschetta and top it any way you like. But knowing how to make a classic version is a skill that we think everyone should have in the kitchen. This particular recipe incorporates fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes … Creating an incredible blend of flavors that literally taste like summer.

Sheena recommends that if you have leftovers from this recipe (which you probably won’t!), it is fantastic served over chicken the next day.


Classic Italian Bruschetta


  • 6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, stems removed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 French baguette
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat the oven on broiler setting.
  • In a large bowl, combine the roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the baguette into 3/4-inch slices. On a baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly brown.
  • Divide the tomato mixture evenly over the baguette slices. Top the slices with mozzarella cheese.
  • Broil for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Let cool and Enjoy!
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