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This is the easiest way to make balsamic bruschetta kids love.

Pronounced bru-ske-ta, our whole family enjoys this summer side dish.

We started with basic tomato bruschetta, and let the littles dollop those juicy tomatoes on top of toast in our DIY version.

Now we’ve added a new, sweeter, twist for balsamic bruschetta kids love.

  • It’s a no-cook lunch or a no-cook side for dinner.
  • An easy but flavorful base to simply toss with hot pasta for a kid-friendly dinner.
  • Or, scroll down to see what we do with eggs for a favorite breakfast dish.

Balsamic bruschetta is basically the taste of summer in your hands. Which leads to another benefit: no utensils needed! No wonder it’s one of our family’s favorite way to eat fresh tomatoes.

What you need to make balsamic Bruschetta

Making balsamic bruschetta starts with one simple ingredient: tomatoes. I like cherry tomatoes, straight from a garden if you can get them. But really any fresh tomato will work.

Then add:

  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • fresh basil
  • minced garlic
  • salt
  • sugar

How to Make Balsamic Bruschetta

The process is super simple.

  1. Slice
  2. Stir
  3. Marinate at least an hour
  4. Eat

Here’s the recipe…


Balsamic Bruschetta Kids Love

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Serve a generous amount of this tomato mixture on top of your favorite bread: whole-wheat or soft French bread, toasted or plain. It’s really delicious on anything.

  • Author: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of foodlets.com



  • 34 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced (or combination of parsley, oregano or other fresh herbs you like)


  1. Slice tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. (I quarter cherry tomatoes.)
  2. Combine all ingredients in an air-tight container.
  3. Gently stir.
  4. Marinate at least an hour, preferably more.
  5. Dollop generously on bread or mix in with hot pasta.

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How to Enjoy Balsamic Bruschetta for Breakfast

Reserve a cup or so of the balsamic tomato mixture for a knock-out breakfast:

  1. Buzz the balsamic bruschetta mixture in a blender for a few seconds.

2. Pour the mixture into a non-stick saute pan.

3. Crack an egg on top. Add a lid. Cook for about 2 minutes.

4. Serve on toast.

Are fresh tomatoes good for you?

Yes! So say the experts at Chicago Health. Balsamic bruschetta kids love is not only a crowd-pleaser (see “love”) but it’s also nutritious. Most people know that tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins, but some of the most surprising health benefits of tomatoes are things like:

  • Supporting a healthy heart and eyes–both thanks to tomatoes’ lycopene (which also gives tomatoes their red color)
  • Being full of fiber to boost digestive health (Has constipation been a problem for your kids? Here’s my number one snack to help. Plus, get more ideas for foods that help with constipation in kids here.)
  • Reducing the chances of both cancer and diabetes.

Get all the details on the health benefits of tomatoes here.

More kid-friendly ideas for fresh tomatoes:

  • Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta
  • Shortcut Mini Tomato Pies
  • Easy Whole-Wheat Tomato Galettes

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