Tomato-Zucchini Bruschetta Recipe

This classic Italian appetizer, made with zucchini, tomatoes, onion, parsley, and basil, is one of the best ways to capture the flavors of the garden.

| Summer 2019

Photo by Getty Images/DronG

Yields 8 servings.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Italian bread of your choice, sliced and toasted


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini and garlic, and cook for 1 minute, or until they begin to soften. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the tomatoes, onion, parsley, basil, salt, pepper, vinegar, and remaining oil to the zucchini mixture, and stir gently until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread a spoonful of the tomato mixture over your choice of Italian bread, and serve.

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When she’s not at the Capper’s Farmer offices, editor Traci Smith spends her time cooking, working in the yard and garden, crafting, and relaxing with her dogs, family, and friends.



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