Garlic and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Garlic and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Garlic and cherry tomato bruschetta is a perfect appetizer for an afternoon in the park or in your living room. Simple and easy make as part of a cheese plate or to enjoy with a glass of wine. Perfect for a hot summer day when you don’t want to turn on the oven or stove.

Make ahead:

The tomato-garlic mixture can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a light, fresh, and fun appetizer.

Simple toast the bread when you are ready to eat and brush with olive oil and top with the tomato-garlic mixture.

How to make garlic and cherry tomato bruschetta:

Half or quart cherry tomatoes. Mince garlic- use a Microplane for a consistent fine mince in seconds. Roll the basil leaves and together and slice. Add balsamic vinegar and olive oil and mix. Top onto lightly toasted bread for a delicious and easy appetizer.

Goes well with:

Alternatively, make a wonderful spread with Red Pepper and Feta Bruschetta, Eggplant Caponata and Basil and Tomato Sauce Focaccia.

Equipment used:

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Garlic and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Garlic and Tomato Bruschetta

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Toaster
  • Cuisine: Italian


Perfect fresh garlic and cherry tomato bruschetta topping made with parsley, lemon, balsamic vinegar and olive oil for two.



  • 2 slices of loaf bread
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halfed or quartered to even size
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • crushed red pepper, optional


  1. Toast bread slices in a toaster, toaster oven, grill pan or oven.
  2. Brush the bread slices with olive oil.
  3. Chop cherry tomatoes, mince garlic and parsley and mix.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar, lemon zest and rest of the olive oil and mix.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Top tomatoes onto toasted bread and serve.

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