Some of the “best life” moments to me are those impromptu glasses of wine with friends, while watching the kids play outside. I have a bit of a reputation as a great hostess because I can somehow manage to throw something together on what appears to my guests as a “whim”.
I’m here to tell you, they are all fooled! It’s the easiest guise in the world! This versatile and easy bruschetta recipe always appears more impressive than it is! Plus, it makes for a fabulous appetizer and comes together in minutes.
If your store has Red Fork Balsamic Cherry Tomato sauce, pick up several…they sell out quickly, so I stock up. They can also be found at some Cost-Plus World Markets. If not, don’t fret, a good thick balsamic will do. I prefer the balsamic glazes, sold in most supermarkets these days.
Ingredients for Easy Bruschetta Recipe
When it comes to making any recipe, especially ones that rely on plant-based ingredients, fresh is best. This recipe calls for cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil. In order to get the most flavor that everyone would enjoy, every ingredient will come across better if it was fresh.
Easy Bruschetta Recipe Directions
Warm a pan with olive oil and add the diced tomatoes
Stir around a bit until tender
Add the sauce – if making your own, mix 1/4 cup balsamic, several slivered leaves of basil, and 1/2 tsp garlic.
Continue to stir on medium heat until tomatoes are soft.
That’s it! Seriously, you’re done!
Put in the sauce in a bowl and let guests top their own crostini or cracker to finish off this easy bruschetta recipe. Feel free to decorate with basil leaves if you’re really up for compliments.
This recipe is perfect for entertaining guests at any time of year but is nice and light for outdoor entertaining. If you are looking for another dish to serve, be sure to try our Basil Pesto Pasta Salad.
Hooray! You’re a “great hostess” …but don’t forget the wine!
- 1 lb cherry tomatoes diced
- Red Fork Balsamic Cherry Tomato Sauce or Balsamic, garlic & basil
- Warm a pan with olive oil and add the diced tomatoes.
- Stir around a bit until tender
- Add the sauce – if making your own, mix 1/4 cup balsamic, several slivered leaves of basil, and 1/2 tsp garlic.
- Continue to stir on medium heat until tomatoes are soft.
- That’s it! Seriously, you’re done!
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