A popular Italian snack or appetizer, bruschetta combines garlic-rubbed, grilled bread with toppings that include olive oil, red pepper, tomato, and cheese. Perhaps the most popular spin on the Italian bruschetta stars basil, fresh mozzarella, and tomato.See Popular Italian Bruschetta Recipes
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If there are kids in the kitchen who want to help out, ditch the knives for this easy appetizer; just rip the tomatoes and basil with your hands. The tomato mixture can also be tossed with pasta to make a fresh sauce.
Bell peppers are the perfect companion for cherry tomatoes and capers in this original bruschetta recipe.
Chris Cosentino uses the phrase God's butter to describe rich, decadent bone marrow. Here he serves it alongside grilled toasts rubbed with rosemary and lemon. For a more potent herbal flavor, singe the rosemary sprigs on the grill for a few moments before rubbing the toasts.
Try this cheesy bruschetta recipe from Betty Crocker.
Toasted Italian bread slices make the perfect base for a warm and cheesy mushroom sauce topped with chopped red pepper and green onion.
The fresh flavors of the Tuscan countryside are featured in this topping for grilled bread that features fresh diced tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil.
In this amazing appetizer, two types of honey serve two distinct purposes: Mellow, slightly spicy clover honey intensifies the sweetness of the tangy tomatoes as they slowly roast. After the bruschetta is assembled, a drizzle of robust buckwheat honey balances the creamy ricotta cheese.
This knife-and-fork dessert from Bottega pastry chef Michael Glissman is a fantastic showcase for seasonal fruit at its peak; caramelizing the fruit on the grill intensifies its flavor. The grilled bread served alongside soaks up the sweet juices.
Chickpeas are a fine source of protein and heart-healthy folic acid. Here, they're pureed until creamy and flavored with preserved lemon, typically sold at specialty food stores.
Surprise your guests with this quick appetizer recipe that combines cheese and fresh strawberries on a lightly toasted baguette.
A delicious savory butter adds flavor to fresh-from-the-garden radishes atop baguette slices.
Now you can enjoy the wonderful flavors of bruschetta in a salad. Using store-bought croutons in place of the baguette slices, gives you all the taste in just one bowl.
What a great idea...toasted bagels make a great base for this easy to make tomato-basil bruschetta topping.
In traditional Italian panzanella, the bread is in the salad. In this recipe, the salad serves as a delicious topping for pita chips.
For make-ahead convenience, toast the bread and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Simply prepare the topping and you have a quick appetizer.
Pick your favorite quick-and-easy bruschetta topping from the four delicious options provided or serve them all at your next party. The make-ahead directions will help with advance planning.