This easy warm bruschetta recipe is perfect for a quick summer appetizer! With fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
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Bruschettaaaaaaaa! It’s like summertime. On toast. WITH CHEESE.
This easy warm bruschetta recipe has been a regular on my meal rotation since college. It’s a quick, simple appetizer for summer barbecues or an easy dinner on busy weeknights. Sautéing the garlic and tomatoes gives this bruschetta a fun twist.
We’re working with garlic, fresh cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and plenty of basil on toasty sourdough or French bread. And IT. IS. WONDERFUL.
If you’re cooking for a crowd, you can make elements of this easy bruschetta recipe ahead of time: slice the bread early and keep it in an airtight container on the counter, tear the mozzarella and keep it in a container in the fridge, or mince the garlic in advance and keep it in a small bowl until you’re ready to go.
As far as bread goes, I love using a good sourdough, Asiago Bread, or my trusty Easy Crusty French Bread. You want a hearty, flavorful bread that will hold up well under the weight of the tomatoes and mozzarella.
This easy bruschetta recipe is also VERY forgiving – so feel free to mix up the warm bruschetta toppings however you like! Pair the tomatoes with goat cheese, parmesan, or feta, or switch out the basil for some rosemary or tarragon. Add some avocado, balsamic glaze, pistachios, walnuts, or your other favorite bruschetta toppings.
I firmly believe that there is NO wrong way to do cheese + tomatoes + herbs on toast, so go with your gut and make this warm bruschetta your own!