Baked Italian Bruschetta


Baked Italian Bruschetta makes for a great appetizer when you are entertaining guests, and it’s SO EASY to put together!

Tomatoes naturally contain a phytochemical called Lycopene, which is known for having both powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and for providing some protection against certain forms of cancer! It’s important to consume a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day, so you can reap the benefit of getting a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals into your diet!


  • 8 slices of whole grain bread
    (I used the Archer Farms 9-grain Tuscan loaf)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 medium tomatoes, seeds removed, chopped
  • 5 chopped basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil + some extra for brushing the bread
  • 1 shake of iodized salt (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and set it aside for now.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients except for the whole grain bread. Stir until the ingredients appear to be evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. Hint: For a more flavorful Bruschetta, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours – (Not required)


  3. Place each slice of bread onto the baking sheet, and brush top lightly with a little bit of olive oil. Then, spoon the tomato mixture evenly onto each slice of bread until all of the tomato mixture has been used.

  4. Bake the bruschetta for about 15 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat, and allow the bruschetta to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.fullsizeoutput_7ed.jpeg



Nutrition Facts per serving / 1 slice

Total Calories: 216

Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g

Sodium: 340 mg
Potassium: 170 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 3 g

Protein: 6 g

Vitamin A: 6% DV
Vitamin C: 14% DV
Calcium: 8% DV
Iron: 13% DV