How to make bruschetta with tomato and basil?

In this step-by-step guide you will learn how to make delicious bruschetta with tomato and basil. This classic Italian snack is perfect as a starter or with drinks. Discover all the steps to prepare this tasty and simple delicacy yourself in this how-to guide.


Gather ingredients

  • Gather all necessary ingredients. Buy a baguette, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Check whether you have everything you need. Make sure your baguette is fresh and the tomatoes are ripe.
  • Make a list as a reminder. Check whether you have all the ingredients before you start cooking.

Cutting tomatoes

Cut the tomatoes into small cubes and place them in a bowl. Add minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix everything together well. Let the flavors infuse for at least 15 minutes before using the tomatoes.


Prepare basil

  • Wash the basil leaves under running water.
  • Finely chop the basil leaves with a sharp knife.
  • Add the chopped basil to the tomato mix.
  • Mix everything together thoroughly.

Cutting baguette

Cut the baguette into slices and toast them lightly in the oven or in a grill pan. This provides a crispy texture and enhances the flavor of the baguette. Place the slices of baguette on a baking tray and roast them in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 3-5 minutes. If using a grill pan, toast the baguette slices for about 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Make sure they don't burn!


Making bruschetta

Spread the tomato mixture generously on the toasted baguette slices. Divide the tomato pieces evenly over the bread. If necessary, drizzle some extra olive oil over the bruschetta. Make sure that each slice of baguette is well covered with the delicious tomato topping. Enjoy!


To serve

Place the bruschetta on a nice platter and serve immediately. Enjoy this delicious Italian snack!

  • Carefully place the bruschettas on an attractive serving platter.
  • Serve them immediately to your guests or to yourself for a tasty treat.
  • Make sure the bruschettas stay warm for the optimal taste experience.
  • Enjoy every bite and let the delicious flavors of Italy dance on your tongue!

Enjoy bruschetta!

In this guide you learned how to make easy and tasty tomato and basil bruschetta. The secret lies in choosing the best ingredients and carefully putting together the topping. Now it's time to enjoy your homemade bruschetta! Serve it as a starter or as a snack and surprise your guests with this delicious Italian classic. Enjoy your meal!


  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • baguette
  • Garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Come
  • Grill pan

Useful preparation tips

  • Use ripe, high-quality tomatoes for the best flavor
  • Cut the tomatoes into small cubes to make it easier to place them on the bread
  • Drain the tomato cubes in a sieve to remove excess moisture and prevent the bread from becoming soggy
  • Marinate the tomato cubes in olive oil, finely chopped garlic, salt and pepper for extra flavor
  • Lightly toast the bread before topping the bruschetta so it has a crispy texture
  • Finely chop fresh basil leaves and sprinkle them over the tomatoes for a fresh and aromatic taste
  • If necessary, add a dash of balsamic vinegar for a sweet and sour touch in the bruschetta

Ideas for creative and tasty snacks on your snack board

  • Start by selecting a mix of different snacks, such as cheese, olives, sausage pieces, nuts and grapes. This provides variety and taste on the drinks platter
  • Make sure you arrange the snacks nicely and clearly on the shelf. Consider alternating colors and textures for an attractive presentation
  • Use small bowls or containers to serve dips, such as hummus or tzatziki, on the shelf. This makes it easy for guests to dip
  • If necessary, add some fresh elements, such as cucumber or carrot sticks, to keep the flavors on the snack board in balance
  • Don't forget to place napkins and small forks or skewers near the snack board so that guests can easily grab the snacks. Have fun putting together and sharing your drinks board!

Frequently asked questions about snacks

What are good combinations with different types of meats on a snack board?

On a snack board you can vary deliciously with different types of meats and flavors. A classic combination is, for example, salami with olives and sun-dried tomatoes. You can also combine Coppa di Parma with some arugula and Parmesan cheese. Or go for a luxurious mix with prosciutto, figs and goat cheese. Don't forget to add some fresh baguette and all kinds of dipping sauces for a complete drinks experience. Enjoy your meal!

How can you make bruschetta yourself as a snack for a snack?

To make bruschetta yourself as a snack for the appetizer board, start by cutting baguette into slices. Sprinkle the slices of baguette with olive oil and roast them in the oven or grill pan until crispy. You can then top the bruschetta with toppings such as tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. If necessary, add some salt and pepper to taste. Serve the bruschetta immediately and enjoy it as a delicious snack on your snack board!

Which types of fruit are suitable to combine with cheese and other snacks on the snack board?

There are different types of fruit that go well with cheese and other snacks on a snack board. Some popular options include grapes, figs, apples, pears and dried apricots. These fruits offer a delicious combination of sweetness and freshness that goes well with the savory taste of cheese and other snacks. Try them out and discover which combination you like best!

What are tasty combinations of bread and dips for a snack?

Naturally! A delicious snack board can consist of different types of bread and dips. Some tasty combinations are:

  • Fresh baguette with hummus and olive tapenade
  • Olive bread with herb butter and tzatziki
  • Multigrain bread with guacamole and tomato salsa
  • Raisin bread with goat cheese and fig chutney

These combinations provide a varied and tasty drinks platter that your guests will certainly enjoy. Have fun putting together and enjoy!

How can you quickly and easily make your own puff pastry snacks for the snack board?

To quickly and easily make puff pastry snacks for the drinks platter, you can use ready-made puff pastry. Cut the puff pastry into squares or triangles, place pieces of cheese or ham on top and fold them into small parcels. Brush them with a beaten egg for a nice shine and then bake them in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius until golden brown (about 15-20 minutes). You can also add other ingredients, such as pesto, tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes or olives, to personalize your puff pastry snacks. Enjoy your homemade delicacies on the snack board! Good luck!

How can you make marinated olives yourself as a tasty addition to the snack board?

To make your own marinated olives as a tasty addition to the snack board, start by choosing the olives. Rinse them to remove excess salt and pat them dry. Make a marinade of olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, herbs such as rosemary and thyme, and possibly some chili flakes for some spice. Add the olives to the marinade and let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. This allows the olives to absorb the flavors well. Serve the marinated olives together with other delicacies on the snack board and enjoy!



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