Cooking Bruschetta (Appetizer and Snack dip)

I tried cooking bruschetta at home without an oven. This dish is far from the usual Filipino style recipe that I know; but I was up for the challenge. 

See how cooking bruschetta may be done with an over toaster and a frying pan.

Bruschetta is traditionally an Italian dish, usually served as an appetizer. It's simply toasted bread with tomato toppings. Some put ham and pepperoni on their bruschetta. In this recipe, we'll try cooking bruschetta without any proteins.

I tried cooking bruschetta at home though we don't have an over in the kitchen. Cooking bruschetta is not so hard after all. In fact, cooking bruschetta is fairly easy when you've got tomatoes, breads and spices,

Basic ingredients in cooking bruschetta:
- tomatoes, cut in 4 pieces. 
I preferred not to cut my tomatoes finely in cooking bruschetta as they cook very fast. I'm cooking bruschetta after all, not preparing tomato paste.
- virgin olive oil
- garlic, crushed
- basil
- herbs and spices
- salt and pepper, to taste
- french bread, thickly cut
- butter
- Optional ingredients: bacon bits, ham, pepperoni and/or cheese

Cooking Bruschetta (Appetizer and Snack dip)
Herbs and spices needed in cooking bruschetta

Let's start cooking bruschetta:
1. Heat the pan with generous amount of olive oil.
2. Saute' the garlic.
3. When the garlic turns golden, briskly cook the tomatoes.
4. Without allowing the tomatoes to be fully cooked, season the tomatoes with basil, herbs and spices.
5. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Remove the tomato mix from the pan.
7. Grease the thick slice of bread with butter or olive oil.
8. Top the bread with bruschetta mix.
9. Toast the bread.
10. Serve immediately while hot.

Cooking Bruschetta (Appetizer and Snack dip)
Cooking brushetta in a Filipino kitchen
In cooking bruschetta, it is best to serve hot. Otherwise, the tomatoes may be soggy.

You may also like my Guacamole recipe - for your chips, this time.

Remember me when you're cooking bruschetta at home. Enjoy!

About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. Enjoy cooking like a pro!


  1. Wow,honestly friend,this is my first time to hear about bruschetta,yay! I even checked if I spelled it right,lol! Looks yummy to me friend. I love tomatoes!

  2. Kami naman fresh namin nilalagay ang ingredients. kadalasan tomato, basil, olive oil and anchovies ang nilalagay naming toppings. Will try your version! Looks yummy!


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