This is Not Bruschetta

…in spite of what you may have been told in every Italian restaurant in America ever. This is tomatoes on bread. Which is still yummy. (For the record, bruschetta is basically garlic toast.)

Takes about 10-20 minutes, all active.


  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • (Roasted garlic, fresh basil, other yummy flavors)
  • Bread for serving (baguette or something similar is best)


  • Knife & cutting board
  • A bowl (a serving bowl is fine)
  • If your bread is not homemade, a broiler or toaster


  1. Preheat your broiler, if you’re using it.
  2. Cube tomatoes into ¼-½ inch chunks and toss them in the bowl.
  3. Add a generous pinch of salt, a small dash of balsamic vinegar, and a large dash of good olive oil.
  4. Add your other flavors in a sane way (so for roasted garlic, smash it small, for basil, chop finely, etc.).
  5. Stir.
  6. Slice your bread, on an angle if the bread is narrow to make larger pieces.
  7. If desired (I recommend if your bread is store bought or a day or so old), place the pieces under the broiler on a tray for about 30 seconds to toast, or put them through your toaster.
  8. Eat and enjoy!

The Carnage

Pretty trivial—knife, board, bowl. Maybe rinsing a baking sheet. That’s all! About 2 minutes of dishes.

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