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  • 2 plum tomatoes about 2 cups
  • 1/2 shallot about 1/4 cup
  • 15-20 basil leaves torn
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1 loaf of French or Italian bread sliced into 1/2" thick pieces


  1. Preheat your broiler to 400 degrees F.
  2. Chop the tomatoes and shallots into a small dice and place them into a bowl.
  3. Tear the basil leaves on top of the tomatoes, then sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Stir together, then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Taste the mixture, and season it with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. To make the toast, slice the loaf of bread into 1/2" thick slices, and place them into a baking sheet.
  7. Brush each slice with olive oil on both sides, and broil them for 2-3 minutes per side, until they're golden brown and toasty.
  8. While they're still hot, rub each piece of toast with the garlic clove.
  9. Top each slice with a scoop of bruschetta, and serve immediately.