Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta

by | Jul 13, 2017 | All, Appetizers

This Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta recipe is an easy spin on a classic appetizer that comes together in minutes!

Baguette slices with Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta on top of fresh ricotta cheese on bread board.

This Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta is the perfect way to celebrate summer in all of its fresh flavor glory! This easy recipe comes together in minutes and is sure to become one of your go-to summer snacks.

There’s not much that screams summer more to me than garden fresh tomatoes. Sure you can buy tomatoes year round, but ones that comes from your garden or local farmer’s market are second to none. To highlight that flavor, we took a classic recipe and added some arugula to give it a little peppery spin.

Now don’t worry, this Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta is just different enough to make people think about the ingredients and wonder what makes it taste so good but not drastic enough of a change to make people wonder why you messed with a good thing.

Because there is nothing worse in my eyes when you see something you know you love, take a bite and wonder what in the world happened to it.

We took out a little of the basil and replaced it with some julienned arugula, let it hang out in a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil and then – boom! The flavor combination is crazy good. Get some fresh ricotta and a good loaf of baguette and you are in business.

Tip: If you are lucky enough to have some of this Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta left over, pour a couple spoonfuls over the top of some cheese ravioli that has been tossed in pesto. Summer dining at its best!

Small bowl of Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta spooned over fresh ricotta slathered on top of crusty slices of baguette.

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Yield: 8 servings

Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta

This Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta recipe is a great last minute addition to a party that showcases your garden fresh tomatoes!

This fresh take on a traditional bruschetta is always a hit.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup arugula, julienned
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vingear
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and let sit for one hour at room temperature before serving. Serve with fresh ricotta cheese and slices of baguette bread.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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This easy to make Fresh Tomato Arugula Bruschetta recipe highlights the flavors of summer and is sure to become your go-to summer party food!


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    I make this so much, but you’re missing an awesome flavor to this. Brush bread with melted butter or olive oil infused with garlic, (Can leave out garlic and will still taste awesome). Then grill bread. Heavenly match for your recipe.

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      Ooh, that sounds delicious! I’ll have to try it!


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