Classic Bruschetta Classic Bruschetta

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Bruschetta (pronounced bru-sketta) is one of those rare apps that’s loved by all and easy to whip up in a flash. Our recipe is best with tomatoes fresh off the vine.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 15 minutes



Preheat barbecue to medium heat (about 350°F); grease grill. Brush both sides of bread with 2 tbsp of the oil. Place on grill; cook, flipping once, until toasted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; rub with cut sides of garlic. Cut bread in half.

Meanwhile, in bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt, pepper and remaining 3 tbsp oil.

Top bread with ricotta (if using) and tomato mixture.

Makes 6 pieces.

Nutritional facts PER PIECE: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 252 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 145
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 169 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 4
  • Folate 8
  • Calcium 2
  • Vitamin A 7
  • Vitamin C 15
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Classic Bruschetta