10 Best Bruschetta Recipes

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We all love Bruschetta! I think this is a statement that’s not questionable! But which is the best Italian bruschetta recipe? How to make homemade bruschetta? What are the best bruschetta toppings? How to pronounce bruschetta, and is it Italian bruschetta or bruschette? How do you make bruschetta? And more specifically, how to make a bruschetta Caprese (Bruschetta Sorrentina), bruschetta recipe with mozzarella, bruschetta Bianca, a grilled salmon with avocado bruschetta, bruschetta recipe with goat cheese, or a prosciutto bruschetta recipe. Enough speaking now, let’s see some details about homemade bruschetta and the 10 best Italian bruschetta recipe ideas!

Bruschetta pronunciation Italian – How to pronounce bruschetta?

I know for English speakers especially the word bruschetta is pretty difficult, and so many pronounce it the wrong way. The correct bruschetta pronunciation is broo·skeh·tuh. Many of you want to pronounce bruschetta as bruh·sheh·tuh which is not correct! Remember when you think about how to pronounce bruschetta, the correct bruschetta pronunciation in Italian is broo·skeh·tuh!

What bread to use when you make homemade bruschetta?

Well, it really depends where you live! If there’s a way that you can buy Italian loaf or Tuscan loaf, that would be one of the best options to make bruschetta at home. Alternatively, the French baguette is what people usually use around the world, since it’s small, easy to slice, and looks great with bruschetta toppings!

10 amazing Italian bruschetta recipes – Bruschetta Plates

When we speak about an Italian bruschetta recipe, imagine as you were speaking about the old-fashion American sandwiches. It’s just like that, but the tasty Italian version. You’ll find here best cherry tomato bruschetta recipe, bruschetta with mozzarella (bruschetta with cheese), goat cheese bruschetta real simple, mushroom bruschetta, prosciutto bruschetta recipe, shrimp bruschetta, or sardine bruschetta recipe! There are so many bruschetta toppings and ways to make this great appetizer, and here are some of the top bruschetta ideas!

1. Tomato Bruschetta recipe – Smoked tomato bruschetta – Cherry tomato bruschetta

tomato bruschetta
Tomato Bruschetta

I Ingredients for 4 servings – Tomato Bruschetta recipe

  • 4 slices of Tuscan bread
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • basil leaves
  • extra virgin oil
  • salt and pepper

Preparation – how do you make bruschetta?

The most basic Italian bruschetta recipe is the first, the tomato bruschetta. There are different alternatives for the tomato bruschetta, which are bruschetta with mozzarella, which is basically a bruschetta Caprese, or smoked tomato bruschetta, or cherry tomato bruschetta.

Wash the tomatoes, blanch them briefly in boiling water, drain, remove the peel, the seeds, and the water inside. Cut them into cubes and collect them in a bowl. This isn’t the only traditional way for tomato bruschetta. You can also use the alternative of chopping the tomatoes freshly.

Wash the basil leaves, dry them, chop them, and add them to the tomatoes. Sprinkle with oil, salt, and pepper. Stir and let it marinate for about an hour.

Toast the bread in the oven, rub each slice with the garlic and add the tomato. Serve the bruschettas warm or cold, as preferred.

For smoked tomato bruschetta the only thing that you should be doing differently is to grill, then chop the smoked tomato and add it directly into a bowl with the basil, oil, salt, and pepper. A smoked tomato bruschetta has a slightly stronger taste, but after marinating with basil and oil, it will soften and take over the light taste of the olive oil and basil.

2. Anchovy Bruschetta recipe

Bruschetta with Anchovies
Anchovy Bruschetta recipe

Ingredients for 4 servings Anchovy Bruschetta

  • 4 slices of Tuscan bread
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 garlic clove
  • chopped parsley
  • 1 little fresh onion
  • extra virgin oil
  • salt and pepper

Preparation Anchovy Bruschetta

Another of the Italian bruschetta recipes that you should try is the Anchovy Bruschetta recipe. If you’re looking for somewhat fancy bruschetta ideas, the Anchovy bruschetta might just be a great fit!

Sauté the garlic in the oil, and when it turns a nice golden color take it out of the pan and add the anchovies and let them dissolve completely. Cut the tomatoes into round slices, remove the seeds, and put them on the freshly baked bread, adding salt. Cut the onion in very thin rings and with these cover the tomatoes. Add the sauce and complete the bruschettas with a pinch of pepper and chopped parsley.

3. Fig, goat cheese bruschetta

bruschetta fig goat cheese
Fig and goat cheese bruschetta

In Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 4 slices of Tuscan loaf
  • 2-3 Figs sliced/chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ¼ cups crumbled goat cheese
  • 5 teaspoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of fresh Orange Juice

Preparation – Figh, goat cheese bruschetta – Italian bruschetta recipe

So what is the best option for a bruschetta recipe with goat cheese? Or a fruit and goat cheese bruschetta?

A fig bruschetta goat cheese mix isn’t popular everywhere in Italy, though it’s tasty and many adore it. A simple and tasty bruschetta with cheese and fig that you can prepare easily! If you’re into fine appetizers, the fig and goat cheese bruschetta is one of the top bruschetta ideas!

For the fig, goat cheese bruschetta prepares the fig combo with the bruschetta seasoning and the orange juice and brings it to boil. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or well, until figs are tender. Uncover the bowl and cook for 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. Then, remove from the heat, cool to room temperature, and in the meantime toast the bread slices.

On each slice add 1 or 1/2 teaspoons fig with the same amount of goat cheese. Arrange the bruschettas on a baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with walnuts. Put the fig, goat cheese bruschetta in the pre-heated oven for 2-3 minutes, so the walnuts start to brown. Serve warm. A tasty fig, goat cheese bruschetta recipe you surely love!

4. Prosciutto Bruschetta recipe

prosciutto bruschetta
Prosciutto Bruschetta recipe

I Ingredients for 4 servings – prosciutto bruschetta recipe

  • 4 slices of Tuscan bread
  • 4 slices of Prosciutto Crudo
  • Olive oil – optional

Preparation – how do you make bruschetta?

A great regional Italian bruschetta recipe that you should try, a prosciutto bruschetta recipe! Toast the bread, spread the goat cheese on the bread. Then fold the slices of prosciutto and add them on top of the bread, and you are practically done. The prosciutto bruschetta recipe is a really easy one to do. It’s usually made with prosciutto Crudo, that’s a more simple version of the bruschetta Toscana which is made with Bresaola, goat cheese, leaves of arugala, and lemon juice. In Emilia Romagna, the bruschetta is really simple. Bread, meat, and cheese on site. Optional, and it’s not something Italians do, but you can sprinkle some olive oil on the bread before putting the prosciutto on them.

So if you want the best bruschetta prosciutto crudo, north italia prosciutto bruschetta, you will need to visit Parma, or other cities in Emilia Romagna, Italy. In the northern regions like Trentino, Veneto, Lombardia, you can find this similar north Italia prosciutto bruschetta in most of the bars and restaurants that do Aperitivo. In the north, a prosciutto bruschetta recipe is usually made with Speck instead of Prosciutto Crudo.

5. Shrimp Bruschetta recipe

shrimp bruschetta
Shrimp Bruschetta recipe

Ingredients for 4 servings Shrimp Bruschetta

  • 1/4 pound small Shrimp cooked, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • Tuscan Bread
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fesh Parsley
  • Olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper

Preparation – how do you make bruschetta?

It’s not my favorite Italian bruschetta recipe since I don’t like shrimps but I know others love it so here comes the Shrimp bruschetta recipe!

Have the shrimp cooked, peeled, deveined, and chopped ready. Mix the chopped cherry tomatoes, shrimp, garlic, parsley, and brown sugar, then add 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cover and leave it to marinate.

Toast the slices of bread, sprinkle with some extra virgin olive oil, then add your shrimp mix on top. You can also garnish it with whole shrimps, after taste and look. The shrimp bruschetta is easy, and quick!

6. Bruschetta Sorrentina – bruschetta Caprese

Bruschetta Sorrentina
Bruschetta Sorrentina – Bruschetta Caprese

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • bread
  • 200g Buffalo Mozzarella
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Extra virgin Olive Oil

Preparation of bruschetta Sorrentina (bruschetta caprese)

How to make a bruschetta recipe with mozzarella? Another Italian bruschetta recipe, bruschetta Sorrentina also known as a Bruschetta Napoletana, or bruschetta Caprese. It’s an upgrade of the cherry tomato bruschetta, a bruschetta with Mozzarella and tomato (bruschetta with cheese).

Boil the tomatoes for a few minutes, drain and peel them; then, put the seedless tomatoes in a bowl and cut them with the addition of garlic into small pieces, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh basil. As with the simple tomato bruschetta, the bruschetta Sorrentina as well can be made with chopped tomatoes without cooking. If you’ve chosen the boiling option, after mixing the ingredients let it rests for an hour.

Toast the slices of stale bread and place the tomato mixture on them. Either slice or chop in cubes the mozzarella and place it on top of the tomatoes. The next step for the bruschetta Sorrentina is to season everything with a drizzle of oil and fresh basil leaves. The appetizer is now ready to be eaten and enjoyed. Enjoy the Bruschetta Napoletana/Bruschetta Sorrentina.

7. Sardine Bruschetta recipe

Sardine Bruschetta recipe
Sardine Bruschetta recipe

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • bread
  • 4 sardines
  • 1 fennel
  • 400 g tomato pulp
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 fresh fennel leaves chopped
  • Extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper

Preparation – sardine bruschetta recipe

To marinate the sardines for the Sardine Bruschetta recipe, you’ll need 1/2 orange, 1 tsp of olive oil, salt, and pepper. The first steps are to clean the sardines and eliminate their head, open them in a book, bone them, and cut them into fillets. Wash them well under running water and dry them with paper towels. Arrange them on a plate together with the filtered orange juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Leave them to marinate for at least 4 hours.

After, to make the sardine bruschetta, which is great for bruschetta duet serving or even bruschetta trio is to toast the bread. Rub it with the chopped garlic clove and clean the fennel. Cut the fennel into thin slices and with them make the first layer on the bread.

With a tightly meshed colander, separate the pulp from its water and season the first one to taste with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange it copiously on the fennel slices, add two sardine fillets to each slice of bread, and complete with the fennel. Sprinkle with more oil and serve immediately. A perfect Sardine bruschetta recipe, with easy-to-find ingredients bruschetta Italiana. This, like many others from the list, are great for a Mediterranean bruschetta hummus platter. A more rare Italian bruschetta recipe, adored by foodies.

8. Grilled Salmon with Avocado bruschetta

Grilled Salmon with Avocado bruschetta
Grilled Salmon with Avocado bruschetta

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • bread
  • 4 wild salmon filets (small ones)
  • salt, pepper
  • For the avocado bruschetta:, makes 2 1/4 cups
  • Extra virgin oil
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • One tomato
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 small avocado

Preparation of the grilled salmon with avocado bruschetta recipe

The grilled salmon with avocado bruschetta isn’t really a popular one in Italy, as it’s not a traditional Italian bruschetta recipe. Even if you find it, it might be just at gourmet, luxury places. So if you’re into gourmet, it might just be one of the perfect bruschetta ideas for you!

However, it’s one of my favorites so it must be on the list, as it’s a bruschetta recipe that you can easily do at home and serve with a combination of bruschetta duet, or a bruschetta trio, or a Mediterranean bruschetta hummus platter.

So, for a grilled salmon with avocado bruschetta recipe starts with chopping the tomato, basil, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper, and add some extra virgin olive oil to it, then set aside until you grill the fish. Heat up the grill/grill pan and season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Add oil to the bottom of the pan to prevent the salmon from sticking.

While the salmon gets ready (about 10 minutes), toast the bread. Add on top of the bread the avocado, tomato mix. When the salmon is ready, set it aside to cool down a little, then add it on top of the bruschetta. Season if needed with salt and sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil on top. Your grilled salmon with avocado bruschetta is ready to serve.

9. Bruschetta bianca

bruschetta bianca
Bruschetta Bianca

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • Bread
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

Preparation – how do you make bruschetta?

This is the most simple, yet most delicious Italian bruschetta recipe. The bruschetta Bianca, on its traditional Italian way is bruschetta with garlic and oil (bruschetta aglio e olio).

The first step to make a bruschetta Bianca recipe is to toast the bread. If you love garlic, mince it, if you don’t just cut it in half. Once the bread is ready, if you’ve chopped the garlic in two, sprinkle the bread with great quality extra virgin olive oil. It serves to help the bread take in the taste of garlic. Then, just scrub the slices of bread with the garlic. In case you choose the bruschetta Bianca to have a powerful garlic taste, mix the minced garlic with the olive oil and spread the mix on the toasted bread slices. Each way, season it before serving with salt.

The bruschetta Bianca is really the easiest Italian bruschetta recipe. It’s a great option if you’re serving a bruschetta duet or a bruschetta trio, but also if you want a light, simple piece of bruschetta on a Mediterranean bruschetta and hummus platter.

10. Bruschetta con funghi recipe – Mushroom bruschetta

10. Bruschetta con funghi recipe
Bruschetta con funghi recipe – Mushroom Bruschetta

Ingredients for 4 servings – Mushroom bruschetta

  • bread
  • cherry tomatoes 100g
  • champignon and porcini mushrooms 200g
  • 1 cloves glaric
  • salt
  • extra virgin olvie oil

Preparation – bruschetta con Funghi recipe

The bruschetta con Funghi, so bruschetta with sautéed mushrooms is a tasty autumn appetizer. An easy Italian bruschetta recipe we love! Bruschetta with sautéed mushrooms can be enjoyed both cold and warm, and are a valid alternative to the classic tomato bruschetta. If you can use fresh porcini mushrooms, it gives the bruschetta con Funghi recipe a characteristic and very rich flavor and aroma. It’s also a great option if you’re looking for gluten-free bruschetta.

The first step for a bruschetta con Funghi is to clean the mushrooms and slice the porcini and champignons. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick pan, add the mushrooms, season with salt, and brown them over medium heat for a few minutes. Finally, sprinkle with plenty of chopped parsley and put it aside.

The next steps are for a bruschetta con Funghi recipe to peel the tomatoes, chop them, put them in a bowl, season with salt and oil and let them rest so that they release their liquid. In the meantime, toast the bread. Rub the cloves of garlic on the slices of bread, then mix the tomatoes with mushroom and add this on top of the bread slices. Sprinkle with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (and salt after taste). The bruschetta con Funchi recipe (mushroom bruschetta) is done.

Wrapping up the Italian bruschetta recipe and bruschetta ideas

So we found out the best bruschetta toppings, and how to make homemade bruschetta! I left out from the list the pesto bruschetta, since we have a different article for the best recipes with pesto!

The best appetizer is the Italian bruschetta. With these Italian bruschetta recipes, you can create amazing Mediterranean bruschetta and hummus platters, you can serve bruschetta duets or bruschetta trios, and you can transform almost all of these recipes into gluten-free bruschetta. When I have guests, I’m always making at least a bruschetta duet, serving either the simple cherry tomato bruschetta with one of the fish bruschetta recipes, either two different meat-free combinations.

So these are those top 10 bruschetta recipe ideas that we had to share. Just to sum up, we covered the bruschetta pronunciation, and how to pronounce bruschetta. Then, we’ve got the 10 Italian bruschetta recipe list that included the cherry tomato bruschetta recipe, bruschetta with mozzarella (bruschetta with cheese), fruit and goat cheese bruschetta real simple, mushroom bruschetta, grilled salmon with avocado bruschetta, Prosciutto bruschetta, bruschetta recipe with goat cheese, prosciutto bruschetta recipe, shrimp bruschetta, and the sardine bruschetta recipe.

On side of the bruschetta, you can try some Italian liquor brands to make an Aperitivo drink, such as Campari, Aperol, and more!

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