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Bruschetta is one of my favourite Italian dishes and one that I always want to order when out.  I say want because my husband HATES tomatoes.  It’s a crime, I know.  So instead I stock up on tomato dishes at home.  This quick bruschetta salad is the perfect starter with freshly sliced bread, rice cakes or crackers or simply as a side salad to your favourite meal.  And it is so ridiculously simple to make.

One massive tip to make this quick bruschetta salad DELICIOUS is to use a variety of sweet tomatoes.  Of course, if you only have regular red tomatoes available to you they will work a treat but to make it AMAZING pick from orange, yellow and red skinned tomatoes.

Another top tip is to use a good quality oil.  I skipped the traditional olive oil for an organic avocado oil and I can not describe to you how delicious it is.  If you want to stick to traditional olive, look for local extra virgin oil.

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My favourite place to pick up fresh tomatoes is the local farmers market.  Because they are so fresh (usually picked that day/week) they are usually super sweet and tasty unlike tomatoes found at the supermarket.

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Quick bruschetta salad


  • 2 large handfuls of tomatoes - red, yellow and red skinned, any variety (sweet solanato is my favourite);
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 tbsp kalamata olives, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (sub with olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash, chop, deseed and finely dice the tomatoes;
  2. Dice the red onion and add with the tomatoes and olives into a bowl;
  3. Combine with olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste;
  4. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.
  5. Serve with rice cakes, crackers or freshly sliced organic bread.
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Do you love bruschetta?  Does your other half let you order tomatoes when out?

4 Responses
  1. How good are the tomatoes at the Farmers Markets!! So yum! We’re big fans of bruschetta here too – I’m going to try your suggestion of adding olives next time. Yum! Thanks for linking up with our Fab Foodie Fridays party! xx