The best cheap and simple Bruschetta that’s perfect for entertaining

Looking for a simple crowd pleasing appetiser to prepare for guests? This simple bruschetta is easy to make and delicious. It is also vegetarian and budget friendly.

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Makes: 20 pieces Required time: 20 minutes

Recently I went to a sunset beach picnic with friends. We took bruschetta and everyone loved it – including my chef friend!

This recipe is perfect for appetisers, picnics and for breakfast. It’s cheap and easy to prepare.


This is for one baguette worth of bruschetta. You can alter the amounts depending on your personal taste preferences.

  • Baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato x6
  • Red onion (small) x1
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Fetta 50grams
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 100°c.
  2. Cut baguette in 3cm slices.
  3. Place bread onto baking tray. Drizzle oil onto one side of the bread. Season bread with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Cook bread in oven for 5 minutes until crispy. Then flip and repeat step 3.
  5. While bread is cooking, cut tomato into quarters and remove flesh so you are just left with the skin. Finally dice the skin and put into a mixing bowl.
  6. Dice one red onion and six basil leaves and add to mixing bowl.
  7. Lightly drizzle olive oil into the bowl. Add salt, pepper and mix to combine.
  8. One bread is toasted, top with tomato mixture and drizzle with balsamic. Then crumble desired amount of fetta and any remaining basil on top.


  • The reason you use the skins is so that the mixture is not too wet / to avoid the bread becoming soggy. You could use the tomato flesh (which would save tomatoes / money) but be aware of this possible outcome.
  • This recipe can be made for breakfast. Simply sub the breadstick for toasted white sliced bread.
  • If taking it in the car it is best to assemble when serving. This keeps the toasted bread crunchy and stops the toppings from getting messy.

I hope you love the meal! If you create it at home please tag me in the pictures on Instagram @smartgirlsfinishrich #SmartgirlsfinishrichEATS

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