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Garden Bruschetta

Meryl Downing
Bruschetta is a summer staple when the tomatoes are perfectly ripe, basil is overflowing its pot, and appetizers and dinner are eaten on patios and picnic tables. This twist on a classic tops grilled bread spread with ricotta cheese.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2


  • a handful of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • a few sprigs basil and parsley
  • a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Italian bread or baguette grilled or toasted and spread with ricotta cheese (optional)


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve on top of grilled bread spread with ricotta cheese (shaved Parmesan is a great substitute).
Keyword Bruschetta, Easy Appetizer