Looking for a fun and fresh summer appetizer? Look no further than this tropical bruschetta recipe. This dish is made with delicious fresh vegetables and fruits, and it is perfect for a hot summer day. Bruschetta is a versatile dish that you can customize according to your preference. In this recipe, I am using fresh mango, avocado, tomatoes, basil, and onions. This recipe is simple to make and it is a perfect dish for a barbeque. So why wait? Try this tropical bruschetta recipe today!
Why I love Bruschetta
Bruschetta is a popular Italian dish that is usually made with toasted bread and topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, and salt. However, you can customize this dish according to your preference. This recipe features a fun and refreshing tropical twist on the traditional bruschetta. So why wait? Try this delicious tropical bruschetta recipe today!
Bread: I like to use a fresh baguette for this recipe, but you can also use regular sliced bread.
Tomatoes: You will need about ½ cup of chopped cherry tomatoes. If you are using a larger tomato, then just chop it into bite-sized pieces.
Mango: For the mango, I like to use a ripe one that is easy to cut.
Avocado: You will need one ripe avocado for this recipe. Just make sure to cube or mash it up into a chunky consistency.
Onion: I like using a small red onion, but you can use any type of onion that you prefer.
Basil: Fresh basil is always best, but if you don’t have any on hand then you can substitute with dried basil.
Garlic: I recommend using fresh garlic for this recipe, but if you don’t have any then you can use garlic powder instead.
Olive Oil: You will need about ¼ cup of olive oil for this recipe.
Salt: I used sea salt for this recipe, but you can use any type of salt that you prefer.
Chili Flakes: These are optional, but they give the bruschetta a nice kick.
Balsamic Glaze: This is also optional, but it adds a delicious sweet and tangy flavor to the
How to make Tropical Bruschetta
Now that you have all of the ingredients, let me show you how to make this delicious tropical bruschetta recipe!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Then, slice the bread into about ¾ inch or 1 cm slices and place on a baking sheet.
Brush the bread slices with olive oil, making sure to get it on the edges too. Then bake it for about five minutes or until golden brown.
While the bread is toasting, chop all of your vegetables and fruits into bite-sized pieces.
Add the tomatoes, mango, avocado, onion, basil, garlic, olive oil, and salt to a large bowl and mix together until combined.
Top each piece of toast with about one and a half tablespoons of the vegi-fruit salad. Then, drizzle balsamic glaze over each slice for an even better taste!
And that’s it! You have now made a delicious and refreshing tropical bruschetta recipe. Enjoy!
How to Make Toasted Bread for Bruschetta
If you want to make the bread from scratch, let me give you my simple homemade bread recipe which is perfect for Bruschetta. This recipe will make one baguette, which will be about 8 slices of bread.
• 1/2 cup warm water
• ½ teaspoon sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh yeast
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• Pinch of salt
How to make the bread from scratch:
To make the bread, first, take a bowl and mix the warm water with the sugar. Then add the fresh yeast and stir until it is dissolved. Take a second bowl and combine the flour and salt.
Stir together the wet and dry ingredients to form a dough. Knead the dough for about five minutes, then place it in a greased bowl and let it rise until it doubles in size (which should take about an hour).
Once the dough has doubled in size, shape it into a baguette and place it on a baking sheet. Bake the bread at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25-30 minutes. Once the bread is done baking, let it cool before slicing it into pieces for the bruschetta.
How to Toast Bread for Bruschetta
Toasted Baguettes using a Toaster
If you have a toaster, just put the bread slices in and toast them until they are golden brown.
Toasted Bread in the oven
To toast the bread the classic way, first preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, cut the bread into ½ inch slices and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake the bread for about 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown, then let them cool before topping them with the bruschetta ingredients.
Toasted Bread on Pan
If you don’t have a toaster and don’t want to use the oven, then you can also toast the bread on a pan. First, heat up a pan over medium-high heat and add about ½ tablespoon of olive oil.
Add the slices of bread to the pan and cook for about two minutes per side until they are golden brown.
Toasted Bread in Air Fryer
If you have an air fryer, then you can also use that to toast the bread. Just preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and add the slices of bread.
Cook the bread for about four minutes until they are golden brown, then let them cool before topping them with the bruschetta ingredients.
Toasted Bread on the Grill
To grill the bread, first, preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Then, place the sliced bread on the grill and Grill for about two minutes per side until they are golden brown.
Once they are grilled, let them cool before topping them with the bruschetta ingredients.
Bruschetta Baked Chicken: If you’re looking for a heartier meal, then you can also make bruschetta baked chicken. Just top grilled or baked chicken breasts with the same vegi-fruit salad that is used in this recipe.
Bruschetta Grilled Cheese: Another variation of this recipe would be to make a bruschetta grilled cheese. Just add about one and a half tablespoons of the vegi-fruit salad to two slices of bread, then top with some mozzarella cheese and grill until the cheese is melted.
Bruschetta Pizza: Another great variation would be to make bruschetta pizza. Just top a pre-made pizza crust with the same vegi-fruit salad, then bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes.
Bruschetta and Mozarella: Another variation would be to add mozzarella cheese to the recipe. Top the bread slices with mozzarella cheese and grill or bake in the oven until the cheese is melted.
Know you have a few variations on this delicious and refreshing summer appetizer. Whether you choose to make bruschetta with grilled cheese, pizza, or just the classic bread and salad combo, I’m sure you will love it! Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
- You can use any type of bread for this recipe, such as a baguette, french bread, or even some ciabatta.
- If you want to make the bruschetta ahead of time, then just store the vegi-fruit salad in a sealed container in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
- You can also use the tropical topping to top other things such as chicken, fish, or even some pasta dishes.
What to serve with Bruschetta
This recipe is perfect for a summer day, but what can you serve it with? Here are some ideas:
-Serve with some grilled chicken or fish for a heartier meal.
-Serve as an appetizer at a party or barbeque.
-Serve with some simple pasta dishes like an easy garlic shrimp pasta or this creamy bacon and mushroom pasta.
-Serve with some simple salad dishes like this easy honey mustard chicken salad or a delicious strawberry poppyseed salad.
-Serve with some dessert recipes like an easy triple chocolate brownies or a peach cobbler for a sweet finish to your meal.
So there you have it! A few ideas of what to serve with your delicious and refreshing tropical bruschetta recipe. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
How do I choose the right tomatoes?
When choosing tomatoes for your bruschetta, you want to choose a tomato that is ripe but still has a firm texture. You don’t want a tomato that is too soft or mushy, as it will not hold up well when chopped.
Can I use any type of fruit in this recipe?
You can use any type of fruit that you like in this recipe. Some other great options would be pineapple, kiwi, or even some diced apples.
What’s the best cheese to use?
You can use any type of cheese that you like in this recipe. Some great options would be mozzarella, cheddar, or even some parmesan cheese.
Is there a gluten-free version?
Yes, you can easily make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free bread.
Hot to store the bruschetta
If you have any leftover bruschetta, then you can store the topping in a sealed container in the fridge for up to three days.
Is there a vegan version of the recipe?
Yes, you can easily make this recipe vegan by using vegan-friendly cheese and bread.
BRUSCHETTA EASY RECIPE
- 1 Baguette
- 1 Large avocado ripe
- 1 Large mango ripe
- 1 tablespoon Lime juice
- 1 Small onion chopped
- ½ cup Cherry tomatoes chopped
- 3 tablespoons Fresh basil diced chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon Balsamic glaze
FOR THE BREAD:
- First preheat your oven to 400°F / 200°C.
- Then, slice the bread into 1.5 inches / 4 cm slices and place them on a baking sheet.
- Brush the bread slices with olive oil mostly the edges, and then bake it for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.
FOR THE SALAD
- In the meantime, take a large bowl and chop all the veggies and fruits into bite-sized pieces.
- Then, add lime juice, basil, olive oil, salt, pepper, and chili flakes and set them aside.
- Top each bread slice with 1.5 a spoon full of veggie-fruit salad. Then drizzle balsamic glaze over each slice for an even better taste.