Caprese Bruschetta

I love growing tomatoes in my garden; they’re simple to grow and so delicious! Plus, if you also have basil in your garden, there are tons of recipes you can easily make starting with those two ingredients. We had a huge crop of tomatoes ripen on the vine a few weeks ago, so we decided to make caprese bruschetta for dinner one night; it’s quick and easy to make, and only requires a few ingredients!

Caprese Bruschetta Recipe

Easy Caprese Bruschetta


  • tomatoes
  • basil chiffonade
  • mozzarella cheese
  • loaf of french bread
  • balsamic vinegar


I started with a ton of tomatoes and basil from our garden.

Caprese Bruschetta

I washed them, diced the tomatoes, and sliced the basil into thin strips (chiffonade).

I put about a quarter cup of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and turned it on medium-high. Once it started to simmer I stirred constantly to help the vinegar reduce; after about 8-10 minutes it had started to thicken, so I turned off the burner and poured the balsamic vinegar reduction into a glass measuring cup and set it aside to cool and reduce further.

I sliced a ball of mozzarella into cubes and sliced a loaf of french bread into thick strips. I put the bread on a cookie sheet and toasted it gently under the broiler for a few minutes to give it a nice golden color.

Once the bread was toasted I added diced tomatoes, basil chiffonade, and cubed mozzarella on top of every piece, and drizzled the whole thing with the balsamic vinegar reduction. And that’s it, you have caprese bruschetta! It’s a great appetizer or light lunch, and it’s totally delicious!

Caprese Bruschetta Recipe

Easy Bruschetta Recipe

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Caprese Bruschetta


  • tomatoes
  • basil chiffonade
  • mozarella cheese
  • loaf of french bread
  • balsamic vinegar


  1. Wash your produce.
  2. Dice the tomatoes.
  3. Chiffonade the basil.
  4. Heat the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan on medium-high to a simmer. Stir constantly until the balsamic vinegar begins to thicken. Turn off the heat, pour the reduction into a glass measuring cup, and set aside to cool.
  5. Cube a ball of mozarella.
  6. Slice a loaf of french bread into thick slices and lightly toast them under the broiler.
  7. Once the bread is toasted, top each slice with tomatoes, basil, and mozarella, and then lightly drizzle the entire thing with the balsamic reduction.

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  1. 1

    Yum! This looks amazing! Caprese bruchetta is one of my favorites!