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Purple Basil Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Sharon Palmer

Get a bit more creative with your bruschetta by changing up the colors and flavors! This Purple Basil Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta is inspired by heirloom tomatoes and purple basil, which you can easily grow in your garden or find at many farmers markets. Heirloom tomatoes come in myriad colors, from green and purple to orange, yellow, and red. Purple basil (also called opal basil) has green and deep purple leaves, with purple flowers, making it a particularly pretty, sweet basil for appetizers, salads, and vegetable dishes. Make this recipe in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients, not including pantry staples.

Bruschetta is a great way to use up a bumper crop of tomatoes in your garden, such as these heirloom beauties from mine.

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Purple Basil Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Make your next bruschetta more memorable by turning to colorful heirloom tomatoes and purple basil in this easy 10-minute recipe.



  • 2 cups diced heirloom tomatoes, color as desired
  • ¼ cup diced white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh purple basil
  • Salt and pepper (as desired)


  1. Mix together tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and basil in a medium bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, if desired (try flake salt as a garnish, as pictured above).
  3. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving with bread, crackers, grain dishes or beans.
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Italian, American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 56
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 6 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Keywords: bruschetta, easy bruschetta recipe, vegan dip

For other plant-based appetizer recipes, check out some of my favorites:

Chickpea Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Hummus
Smoky Eggplant Olive Dip
Cheddar Cashew Cheese

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