I love Bruschetta. I love it so much that I decided to not only enjoy it when I am at a restaurant but also in the comfort of my home. Just think about this; Toasted bread topped with creamy burrata cheese and a flavorful roasted tomatoes and garlic combo that will leave you asking for more.
Easy Bruschetta Recipe
What is Bruschetta?
Did you know that in Italian, Bruschetta is pronounced as ‘brusketa’? While many people believe that bruschetta refers to the tomato topping, it actually refers to the toasted bread that is served with tomatoes or other toppings. Making bruschetta is both easy and simple, yet is incredibly delicious!
I love making easy recipes just like this so that in less than 30 minutes you have a delicious dish to enjoy. Let me show you how to make a crowd-pleasing tomato bruschetta.
When making these bruschettas, I recommend looking for the best and freshest ingredients you can find, as they will make a great difference in flavor. Juicy, ripe tomatoes bursting with goodness, aromatic garlic, and the creamiest burrata cheese—these are the stars that will elevate your bruschetta to perfection.
Let’s talk about Bread:
When choosing the perfect bread for this appetizer, I recommended Italian-style bread with a firm texture and a crispy crust, which is ideal for Bruschetta. There are three types of bread perfect for making Bruschetta. These are Ciabatta, Baguette, and even Rustic Sourdough Bread.
Ciabatta is one of my favorite bread because of its open-crumb structure, which allows the tasty topping to permeate without becoming soggy. Another great quality of Ciabatta bread is its crispy crust, which contrasts nicely with the mushy, juicy toppings. I found these square ciabatta rolls that were so simple to just cut into halves and toast.
When choosing a good bread to make bruschettas, another great option is a Baguette.
Baguettes have a thin and crispy crust which I enjoy. The long shape of this bread makes it perfect for individual servings. Just remember, when choosing bread, to look for a loaf that’s fresh and, if possible, of great quality. The bread is the foundation of your bruschettas, the worst thing is to taste wet and soggy bread when it comes to making bruschettas.
Another essential ingredient to make the best bruschetta recipe is the cheese:
When selecting the best cheese, consider flavors and textures that complement the rest of the ingredients. For instance, I chose Burrata. Burrata has a rich, milky, buttery flavor. The texture of this cheese is delicate and creamy, which pours forth when sliced, with a soft and fresh exterior.
You can find burrata cheese at most grocery stores now, but definitely at specialty shops and Italian markets. If you can’t find burrata or prefer another type of cheese, fresh mozzarella balls or slices is a great substitute. Their smooth texture and mild flavor complement the bruschetta toppings without overpowering them.
Other cheeses that go well with bruschetta besides mozzarella include:
Goat cheese, which complements the sweetness of ripe tomatoes, imparting a delicious creaminess.
Ricotta: Ricotta cheese’s smooth and delicate flavor balances the powerful flavors of bruschetta toppings, creating a delightful contrast.
Crumbled feta cheese: This cheese provides a salty and savory accent to the overall flavor profile, giving the bruschettas a Mediterranean twist.
No matter your selection of cheese, just keep in mind that using fresh, high-quality cheese improves the flavor of the bruschetta and the overall enjoyment of this appetizer.
The Best Tomatoes for Bruschetta
While you can use almost any tomato for bruschetta, I love to use grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes. There’s no need to worry about the type of tomatoes you use. The best part of this recipe is that the tomatoes are baked to perfection removing any excess moisture from the tomatoes.
How Do I Prevent My Bruschetta from Getting Soggy?
To prevent your bruschetta from becoming soggy and unappetizing, it is important to avoid using a tomato mixture that is overly watery. As I mentioned, the tomatoes in this recipe are roasted, which removes any excess moisture from them. Another way to prevent soggy bruschetta is to crisp your bread enough.
HOW TO MAKE BRUSCHETTA
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a baking dish, add the diced tomatoes and toss with garlic, spices, and olive oil. Then, roast them for about 15 minutes or so until most of the moisture has evaporated and they start to caramelize at the edges.
Step 2: In the meantime, toast the bread.
Toast the bread slices until they are golden brown.
Step 3: Remove the tomatoes from the oven.
Step 4: Place the creamy burrata cheese on each slice of bread and spread. Next, add the roasted marinated tomatoes on top of the cheese. Sprinkle some flaky sea salt and chopped fresh basil leaves on top. Finally, finish off with a drizzle of balsamic and serve the dish immediately. Enjoy!
You’ll love how easy it is to re-create this delightful appetizer at home.
Easy Bruschetta Recipe
- 4 rolls of ciabatta bread (sliced in halves)
- 3 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 8.8 oz (250g )Burrata Cheese
- 1 10oz Package Grape tomatoes
- basil for garnish
- sea salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
- In a baking dish, add the diced tomatoes and toss with garlic, spices, and olive oil.
- Then, place it in the oven for about 10 minutes. Roast them for about 15 minutes or so until most of the moisture has evaporated and they start to caramelize at the edges.
- In the meantime, toast the bread. Toast the bread slices until they are golden brown.
- Spread some of the creamy burrata cheese on each slice of bread.
- Next, add the roasted, marinated tomatoes on top of the cheese.
- Sprinkle a few pinches of flaky sea salt and chopped fresh basil leaves on top.
- Finally, finish off with a drizzle of balsamic and serve the dish immediately. Enjoy!
Tell me what you think of this recipe, and if you have any questions, don’t forget to get in touch with me. I’m always happy to hear from YOU.
Until the next one…