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5 from 11 votes

Easy Italian Tomato bruschetta

Easy Classic Tomato bruschetta, a simple delicious healthy dinner appetizer made with fresh tomatoes, basil, oregano and olive oil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Antipasti, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bruschetta, summer grilling appetizer, tomato bruschetta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen



  • 6 slices bread*
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 pinches salt

*Best is day old homemade bread or Italian crusty bread, a bread with a compact crumb.


    • 4 medium to large firm ripe tomatoes (chopped / I remove the seeds and extra pulp)
    • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
    • 1 celery stalk (chopped)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
    • 4-5 leaves fresh basil and parsley chopped
    • 1/4 cup olive oil



    • Heat pan grill or BBQ to hot and keep temperature relatively high, place sliced bread and turn until toasted golden, remove and if desired rub with a clove of garlic, sprinkle with a little salt then top with the tomato topping, serve immediately.


    • In a medium bowl mix together the chopped tomatoes, red onion, celery, salt, oregano fresh basil and olive oil, serve over freshly toasted bread, if you like, a little drizzle of Balsamic vinegar is a tasty addition. Enjoy!


    Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.4mg