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Tomato Basil Bruschetta: A Festive Twist for New Year’s Eve

As we bid farewell to another year and eagerly await the arrival of a new one, it’s time to celebrate in style. Whether you’re hosting a grand New Year’s Eve party or having an intimate gathering with friends and family, one thing is for sure – a delicious appetiser is a must! This year, let’s add a burst of freshness and flavour to your celebrations with a classic recipe that never fails to impress: Tomato Basil Bruschetta.


  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 4-5 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Baguette: Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Toast them in the preheated oven until golden brown, usually about 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on them to avoid burning.
  3. Mix the Tomatoes and Basil: In a bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, chopped basil, minced garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Gently toss the ingredients until well combined. Allow the mixture to marinate for at least 15 minutes to let the flavours meld.
  4. Assemble the Bruschetta: Once the baguette slices are toasted and slightly cooled, spoon the tomato and basil mixture generously onto each slice. If you’re feeling indulgent, sprinkle a bit of grated Parmesan cheese on top for an extra layer of richness.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Arrange the bruschetta on a festive platter, and watch as your guests delight in the explosion of flavours with each bite. The combination of juicy tomatoes, aromatic basil, and the crunch of the toasted baguette is a perfect way to kick off the New Year’s festivities.
  6. Pairing Suggestion: Complement your Tomato Basil Bruschetta with a sparkling wine or champagne to add an extra touch of elegance to your celebration.