Fantastic Fennel Bruschetta

This bruschetta is really delicious, a little different than the average bruschetta. It always gets devoured around my house, or wherever I take it. The fennel seed really makes the dish.

Original recipe makes 20 servings


6 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 large sweet Bermuda onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons fennel seed
1/3 cup minced fresh basil
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 (20 ounce) loaf French bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, onion, garlic, fennel seed, basil, 1/3 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper. Chill for at least 1 hour to blend the flavors.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Brush both sides of bread slices with some of the 1/4 cup of olive oil; place slices onto a baking sheet. Toast the bread until golden brown and crunchy on the outside, about 3 minutes per side. To serve, spoon the tomato mixture onto the toasted bruschetta and arrange on a serving platter.


Calories: 153 kcal
Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 7.2 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 185 mg