A simple recipe; a change from all the run-of-the-mill Bruschetta. This recipe contains all kinds of tomatoes, including the Tomatillo. Easy and Delicious!

There is such a thing as “polite pestering”. I have been “politely pestered” by friends to have a blog post about the Bruschetta. “Your blog is about tomatoes after all”, they keep saying.

So now, to their complete delight, the Bruschetta blog post has finally arrived.

My goal for this recipe was a simple goal. This is NOT going to be just another Bruschetta recipe. As a result, this recipe has a unique taste and sight twist, making it stand out so beautifully!

Side view of the Bruschetta on bread

Do you see what I mean?  Look at those colors!

Why make the same old rec ipe from the same old Campari tomato. This recipe has Sun gold tomato, Plum tomato, cherry tomato and the pièce de résistance: the humbly delicious tomatillo!

The tomatillo gives this recipe a simply delicious kick of tanginess and sourness. I couldn’t believe how great the Bruschetta tasted when I first experimented with it.  It had EXACTLY what was needed: A higher density of tanginess not provided by any of the other tomatoes.

Closeup view of the bruschetta tomatoes

Normally, I don’t like using lemon in this recipe.  The lemon make the bread get soggy really fast.  So, instead, I decided to use an unripe tomatillo to provide a nice tang in this recipe

The pine nuts are roasted and topped at the very last possible second. It gives the recipe a crunchiness that you have to taste to believe. Nuts are essential to any Bruschetta recipe, I think, because they give the recipe a great taste.

What’s your favorite Italian appetizer recipe?

Side view of the Bruschetta on bread

How to Make Bruschetta

Bruschetta made with different tomato varieties. This Italian staple is very easy to make a favorite among vegetarians

The Bruschetta

Bruschetta made with tomatillos and other tomatoes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course brunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 314 kcal


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup gold tomatoes
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tomatillos small
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 pieces French bread thinly sliced, Or your choice of bread
  • 4 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 4 leaves basil finely chopped
  • 2 Thai Chili optional
  • Romano cheese shavings, for garnish
  • 1 tsp Capers for garnish


  • Chop all the tomatoes into small bite size pieces
  • Chop the onions very finely
  • Toast the slices of bread and set aside to cool
  • In a mixing bowl, all the ingredients except for the pine nuts
  • Mix well but gently because you don't want to crush the tomatoes
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate
  • In a plate, place the toasted bread
  • Top the toast with tomato mixture
  • Toast the pine nuts lightly before garnishing on the toast
  • Top with Romano cheese shavings
  • Serve Immediately


Serving: 3gCalories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2402mgPotassium: 958mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1265IUVitamin C: 51.6mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 3.6mg
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Bruschetta made with tomatoes and tomatillo. With pine nuts, it gives this bruschetta a delicious nutty and tangy flavor. Takes only a few minutes to make and is perfect lo carb snack

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  1. I see that you are using tomatillos a lot lately. Not a complain only observing. I like the color and it looks very tasty. BTW Sherlock well be back in jan ’14.

    1. Hello Charlie,
      Tomatillos are in season now, so, I am finding recipes for it. I do, however, love the Tomatillo very much. Yes, Sherlock will be back on Jan 19, 2014 on PBS at 9PM. First Episode is called “The Empty Hearse”. Can’t wait to see how he survived the fall!!