Get ready to eat some healthy and extra flavorful 5-minute vegan gluten free bruschetta without bread!
Typically this is a dish made with crostini, which is toasted baguette cut into small slices. But since mama can’t have gluten, I figured out a different, better way to make traditional bruschetta with all the crunch and satisfaction. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Summer solstice! I know I will be snacking on this all summer long.
Items you need to make vegan gluten free bruschetta without bread
- Mini heirloom tomatoes – these make this dish a beautiful appetizer if you need something colorful for your table.
- Olive oil – Who else here is an olive oil snob? The quality makes a difference! Invest in the good stuff, especially for bruschetta!
- Balsamic vinegar – I get the Kirkland balsamic vinegar at Costco and love their quality.
- Fresh basil – freshly picked basil from the garden is one of my favorite smells in the ENTIRE WORLD. It’s the key to making a dreamy, I’m-on-vacation-in-the-Italian-countryside bruschetta.
- Sea salt flakes – You can totally use regular old table salt, BUT. Sea salt makes it even better tasting. Get the flakes! They melt quickly and have a fantastic flavor.
- Gluten free crackers – I used the Tuscan Peasant crackers from Crunchmaster for this particular recipe, and I. AM. OBSESSED. I also buy their Original Multigrain flavor at Costco, which would work well for this recipe, too. These crackers are gluten free, nut free, and vegan! Perfect to use for dips all summer long, especially if you have guests who have specific dietary restrictions. Click here to see all of their flavors and use their store locator to find where you can buy them. (If they aren’t at your Costco or you want a fancy flavor.)
The best knife for slicing tomatoes
Before I started cooking (read: when I was in my early 20’s), I had one knife only. It was a dull paring knife that I used to cut EVERYTHING. Including tomatoes. Have you ever tried cutting into a tomato with a dull knife? I might as well have used a side of the cardboard from my cereal box. What was left of my perfect tomato was a sad pile of juicy, red mush and seeds.
I have since matured and broadened my kitchen accessories. Puh-lease, for the love of good tomatoes and bruschetta, use a serrated tomato knife when you dice your tomatoes for this recipe! This one is good and only $7. You’re welcome.
Ready to get your vegan gluten free bruschetta on?
I thought so! You will love the fresh Mediterranean flavors of this bruschetta, and will probably be tempted to drink the remaining juice once it’s gone. This recipe makes enough for 20 servings, so the perfect appetizer for yournsummer parties and meals! Grab the recipe below and enjoy!
Vegan Gluten Free Bruschetta without Bread
- 2 cups mini heirloom tomatoes
- 1-2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 4-5 fresh basil leaves chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
- Gluten free Crunchmaster crackers
- Cut tomatoes into small, diced chunks. Add to bowl. Mix in garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, and sea salt.
- Arrange crackers on a tray or serving dish. Top each cracker with a spoonful of bruschetta. Enjoy!
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