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Basic Garlic Bruschetta

This Basic Garlic Bruschetta recipe is the foundation for numerous toppings and delicious on its own; crusty bread + EV olive oil + garlic = splendor.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Valerie Lugonja


  • 1 crusty loaf of white bread , preferably a long, skinny baguette
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • cloves of garlic , peeled and sliced in half
  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to broil, placing rack near top third of oven
  2. Slice bread on diagonal; place slices on parchment lined cookie sheet
  3. Generously drizzle or brush olive oil on each slice; toast in oven until golden (about 2 minutes)
  4. Turn over; drizzle or brush side with oil; place back in oven until golden (about 2 minutes)
  5. Rub one face of each bruschetta with garlic clove slice, slice open to face of toast; after 2 or three toasts are rubbed with garlic, it will melt or disintegrate, so use another, until all bruschetta are rubbed with garlic