Copycat Olive Garden's Bruschetta

Copycat Olive Garden's Bruschetta


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This Italian restaurant favorite is always a great option for an appetizer. You can make the filling ahead of time and just throw together right before guests come.

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6 servings


  • 3 firm Roma tomatoes, finely diced (about 1 1/2 C.)
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh basil
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 9-10 slices ciabatta bread (or Italian bread)
  • 1 Tbs. grated parmesan cheese
  • Pinch dried parsley flakes

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Toss diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and salt in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. When you are ready to serve the dish, preheat oven to 450F. Combine parmesan cheese with dried parsley in a small bowl. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle a couple pinches of the parmesan cheese mixture over each bread slice. Bake for 5 minutes or until bread is starting to crisp. Pour tomato mixture into a serving dish, and serve alongside the toasted bread slices.

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