Frugal Bruschetta

Frugal Bruschetta


Servings 8
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 7
Difficulty Easy

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4.8 based on 2 ratings.


  • 1 Sour Dough Loaf Or French Bread Stick cut into thick slices
  • 3 Tomatoes diced
  • 2 tsp Garlic crushed
  • 1 Red Onion diced
  • 1 tbsp Shallots sliced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

Nutrition Information

Qty per
37g serve
Qty per
Energy 676cal 1833cal
Protein 0.68g 1.84g
Fat (total) 13.7g 37.2g
 - saturated 1.9g 5.14g
Carbohydrate 5.1g 13.8g
 - sugars 1.36g 3.69g
Dietary Fibre 0.41g 1.12g
Sodium 34mg 93mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Frugal Bruschetta is a delicious start to any meal.

It can also save you money, too! By filling up hungry tummies just before the main meal.


  1. Line up the slices of bread on a baking tray and toast very lightly on one side under the grill.

  2. Turn over the bread.

  3. Mix together the garlic and olive oil and lightly brush the top side of the bread with the mix.

  4. Place back under the grill and again very lightly toast the remaining side.

  5. Remove from the grill and allow to cool.

  6. Add the finely chopped red onion and shallot.  Chop the tomatoes roughly and mix together in a bowl.  Splash with the balsamic vinegar (only enough to just 'dampen' the mix) and place a heaped tablespoon on each piece of toast.

  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Frugal Bruschetta is not suitable for freezing and best served immediately.

And if tomatoes are in season, then this truly is a frugal starter – and delicious and refreshing too! I like to use sour dough bread for frugal bruschetta, but I usually buy it at the end of the day when it is on sale. As you will be toasting it anyway, it doesn’t matter if it isn’t super fresh!

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