Hostess with the mostess…and stuff.

Well, good morning friends! So, now that we are actually kind of staying in one place for a bit, as in not traveling and bopping around every second we aren’t working, I’ve been getting back into fun apps at home.

Toasted Baguette with Fresh BruschettaI love having friends over for a drink and an app before heading out on a Saturday night. The other week, we decided to have a few friends over before going out for a friend’s going away party. Since we knew we’d be going out to the bar we wanted to have something in our stomachs, but nothing too too filling.

Fresh tomatoes_Toasted Baguette with Fresh Bruschetta

Oh, and not to mention I had like 5 minutes to whip something together. Since I had just gotten some fresh tomatoes in my weekly farmshare I decided to go back into my own archives and make this super easy bruschetta. I whipped up the bruschetta and let it chill…All before my straightener was even finished heating up. The broil is so quick you can literally wait until your friends are a block away to pop them in the oven.

Toasted Baguette with Fresh Bruschetta

These pictures were actually from when I made it while we were down the shore this summer. Honestly, even when I actually took my time to make it I swear it was a 15 minute max recipe…oh not to mention I slightly burned them so I mean…13 minutes without the char ;-).

Toasted Baguette with Fresh Bruschetta


2 ripe tomatoes (about 2 cups)

2 tablespoons chopped onion (can also sub garlic!)

Chopped basil – add as much as you like!

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt & Pepper

Fresh Baguette

Balsamic Glaze

Optional: Fresh Mozzarella


  1. Chop tomatoes. This doesn’t need to be an exact science, but keep in mind you’re going to be adding to the top of the baguette so nothing too large is best.
  2. Add in onion, basil, and olive oil. Stir.
  3. Add salt and pepper to your liking. I am not a huge salt eater, but I did feel like this was necessary for the flavor. Roughly 1 tsp of each.
  4. Stir and place in refrigerator to chill.
  5. Slice baguette and lay on cooking sheet. Place in oven on broil for 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over.
  6. Top each slice with mozzarella cheese (optional) and a scoop or two of the bruschetta.
  7. Pop back in the oven to broil for 3-4 minutes. Once they are out, top with balsamic glaze and plate.

Toasted Baguette with Fresh Bruschetta | Keep it Real Clean

And that’s it! Honestly, so easy and you’ll be looking like a million bucks with a yummy snack to boot. Talk about total package…you go glen coco.


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2 comments on “Hostess with the mostess…and stuff.
  1. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    Looks so good!! I love that you get together with friends for a yummy appetizer to start off the night!

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