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California Bruschetta on New Vineland Bread

California Bruschetta on New Vineland Bread

As soon as I saw the whole wheat bread at New Vineland Bakery I couldn’t wait to try it with my California Bruschetta.  The recipe is extremely flexible and more or less ingredients can be added or subtracted to taste.  This is the very basic recipe, but I have a couple ingredients I also add.  Occasionally chopped green or red onions are tossed into the tomato mixture.  I have even sprinkled a few capers on top of the finished product.

As we ate the bruschetta the bread seemed to release a faint hint of sourdough and blended perfectily with the avocado and tomato.  I do not drain the liquid from the tomato mixture.  We love to have the thick slices of bread soak in the marriage of flavors from the juice.  As a matter of fact, it is even better if the tomato mixture is allowed to sit and blend for a couple hours.

Basic Recipe

  • 2 average size tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 T. fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 T. good tasting olive oil
  • 1 or more ripe avocados(I like a lot so usually use 2 avocados for four large slices of bread)
  • 4 slices of crusty whole wheat bread(or bread of your choice)
  • Fleur de Sal 

Wash tomatoes and cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes.


Peel and chop two cloves of garlic.

Prepare the fresh basil chiffonade.

Add to tomato mixture with salt and black pepper.

Dizzle olive oil over tomato mixture.

Slice avocados in half and remove pit.

Slice bread and brush each side with additional olive oil.

Toast each side on grill until golden.

Remove bread to serving plates.  Scoop out avocado and spread on slices.

Spoon tomato mixture on top of  avocado.

Sprinkle with Fleur de Sal


Enjoy with your favorite wine.

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  1. The bruschetta tasted as delicious as it looked even though I only toasted my bread.

    • Good to know is was still tasty toasted. Thanks.

  2. Looks good! Will try this ASAP.
    Deborah from DC

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