Mini Bruschettas

This is simple… maybe too simple. Jack’s been out of town this week, so not a whole lot of cooking has been happening around here.

I had hopes… I wouldn’t say high hopes, but I had medium hopes of what I would make for just myself. But so far all I’ve made is coffee… trips to food trucks… dinner plans with friends (hey, it’s good to get out of the kitchen sometimes).

But not to worry, I have something really good saved up for tomorrow’s post. So, until then, I’ll leave you with this simple, herby & balsamic tomato bruschetta. You can whip it up in no time… even if it’s just for you.


whole grain mini baguette, sliced
olive oil
1 garlic clove, sliced in half
cherry tomatoes, sliced
drizzle of balsamic
minced shallot
chopped fresh herbs – I used chives & basil
salt and pepper

optional additions: shaved pecorino or parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, fresh mozzarella cheese slices.


Drizzle bread slices with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Broil or grill until edges are golden brown. While the bread is still warm, rub the top of each slice with cut side of the a half-garlic clove.

In a small bowl toss cherry tomatoes, shallots and herbs with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.

Top bread slices with the tomato-herb mix. Sprinkle any leftover herbs on top.

If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. Kathryn from on said:

    I wouldn’t say these were too simply – I would say that they are simply perfect.

  2. Deb from on said:

    Simple is always the best! Why not, especially when full of seasonal flavor. A sumptuous post!

  3. thelittleloaf from on said:

    Nothing wrong with simplicity. Really simple would be bruschetta just made with olive oil and garlic 🙂 These look lovely, and looking forward to tomorrow’s post!

  4. The Cuisinerd from on said:

    Super cuties! I want to pinch their little tomato cheeks

  5. katerina from on said:

    Love that simple-cravings of the moment recipes! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Liz from on said:

    Bruschetta is one of my favorite things on this planet I think, and yours looks absolutely amazing!

  7. Christina from on said:

    The things that happen when the husband is away.. I tend towards making sweet baked goods – but this looks far more fun, and less dangerous! He’s away for another week so will add this, with a glass of red, to the menu.

  8. Courtney Jones from on said:

    My boyfriend was away last week too and I ended up spending a lot of time in the kitchen – baking for other people. *hah*

    The bruschetta looks delicious. I love tomatoes and fresh basil. The ultimate flavour combination 🙂 Sometimes simple is the best!

  9. Anniek on said:

    I made these! They were delicious 🙂

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