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Black Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

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Classical tomato bruschetta with the alluring taste of diced black garlic cloves and finished off with black garlic glaze. Simple but oh so tasty!

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Summer Tomatoes in Abundance

There are no words to describe the deliciousness of naturally vine ripened summer tomatoes. And no better way to serve them than with a few simple accompanying ingredients.  Garlic and tomatoes immediately spring to mind, now add a few fresh leaves of basil on some crunchy bread and you’ll have incredible food in minutes. Tomato basil garlic bruschetta – simple and delicious.

During the warm summer months, tomatoes bushes are chosen by many home gardeners as a favourite vegetable to grow. As with most home vegetable patches the fruit typically ripens all at once. So when they are in abundance black garlic bruschetta is a perfect way to enjoy them.

Add lightly sautéed mushrooms to create creamy garlic mushrooms on bruschetta. See top tips in recipe for instructions.

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We are all striving to incorporate a balanced and nutritious diet into our busy lifestyles. Fresh tomatoes offer so many benefits learn more…

  • Supports eye health due to the presence of lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect against age-related macular degeneration.
  • Low in calories and fat, making them a great choice for weight management and maintaining a healthy diet.
  • Contains dietary fibre, aiding in digestion and promoting gut health.
  • Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, lycopene, and beta-carotene, which help combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases ie high blood pressure.
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Due to its high concentration of antioxidants, particularly S-allyl cysteine black garlic is excellent in controlling high blood pressure. It can help to relax blood vessels, improving circulation and reducing hypertension.

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How to Make the BEST Bruschetta

Black Garlic Versatility

Traditionally ciabatta bread is prepared by rubbing with garlic cloves before toasting, however black garlic cloves will add an additional sweet balsamic flavour profile. Alternatively try spraying the bread with black garlic oil as it adds a luxurious and savory quality to the bread when toasted. Whether incorporating cloves or puree or oil, black garlic offers a tantalizing twist on a classical favourite.

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Black Garlic Bruschetta

Delicious tomatoes with black garlic jewels served on ciabatta bread
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Entree, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Keyword: black garlic, Bruschetta, tomatoes


  • griddle pan
  • sharp knife
  • mixing bowl


  • 6 ripe tomatoes roma toms if available
  • 4 spring onions finely sliced
  • 4 cloves black garlic diced with a wet knife
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp black garlic puree
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 loaf sliced ciabatta bread or similar crusty bread


  • dice tomatoes and discard inner seeds, let stand for 5 mins then drain off any juice
  • add sliced spring onions and diced black garlic and mix together
  • season with salt and pepper
  • add fresh basil leaves
  • brush bread slices with a little black garlic oil
  • heat griddle pan to very hot, toast slices on both sides until char lines appear
  • top bread with tomato mixture and arrange on serving board
  • blend black garlic puree with a little hot water until pouring consistency and drizzle over bruschetta
  • top with a few extra fresh basil leave and serve


Black Garlic Bruschetta

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  • It is important to drain away as much tomato juice as possible.  Too much juice will make the bread become soggy.
  • Substitute finely diced red onion for spring onions if desired.
  • If you don’t have griddle pan, grill or toast bread in the oven until crunchy.
Alternative: lightly sautéing sliced white mushrooms, then arrange on bruschetta bread. Top it off with the delightful mixture of tomato, basil, and garlic, resulting in a scrumptious dish of creamy garlic mushrooms on bruschetta.

What is the best tomato for bruschetta?

Traditionally, Roma tomatoes are used as they have a low moisture content. It’s important to use sweet ripe tomatoes for the best flavour. If Roma are not available, look for heirloom or even cherry tomatoes. A mixture a different ripe tomatoes varieties will create a interesting colour and tasty variation.

Why is my bruschetta watery?

Larger varieties of tomatoes such as beefsteak have a higher water content, so take the time to remove the inner seeds and watery flesh. Let the diced tomatoes stand for 5 minutes then drain off excess liquid before adding other elements. Top the bruschetta immediately before serving to avoid juices seeping into the bread.

Black Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

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Why does my bruschetta taste bitter?

Keep your tomatoes at room temperature, as refrigerated tomatoes will be less flavoursome. Fresh vine ripened tomatoes are best, and even better if they are home grown and haven’t been cold stored in the supermarkets.

Does bruschetta contain onions?

Bruschetta is one of those recipes that can be adapted to personal tastes. Finely sliced spring onions are a nice addition as they wont overpower the dish.

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Black Garlic Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a no-rules dish that can be whipped up in a few minutes making it ideal for a healthy and filling snack after school or sport. Try making it for non-egg breakfast on lazy mornings or a Sunday night easy meal. There is, however, only one rule in our family and that is it must be eaten with your fingers. No plates or dishes just fingers and lots of paper towels or serviettes. Finger licking good.

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