Easy Vegan Bruschetta

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I have been a vegetarian/sometimes vegan for over 10 years, but I have had pretty severe food allergies my whole life. I always have to be careful eating food that other people have prepared, even at family gatherings. Now, I don’t expect anyone else to cater to my dietary preferences and needs, so that means I almost always bring a dish with me that I KNOW I can eat.

Instead of grabbing a bag of chips at the store, this vegan bruschetta is my go-to when I bring an appetizer or snack. It’s so simple and easy, but it’s SO good! Seriously, I could eat this stuff until my mouth hurts.

I like to use a drop of basil essential oil in this (I use Young Living Vitality oils and you can read more about that here), but if you don’t have the oil or don’t like ingesting them you can easily use about 3 T of chopped, fresh basil instead.

To make this really easy I often just grab a baguette from the grocery store. They are only about $1, and work great for this recipe. But when I have the time and really want to make this appetizer outstanding, I’ll make my own. There are tons of easy recipes online!

 I wasn’t sure if the kids would dig this, but they SCARFED it. I had to practically beat them off so I could take pictures. 

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Isn’t that baguette pretty? Ok, well the top half anyway.

Vegan Bruschetta Using Essential Oils
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581 calories
22 g
0 g
55 g
6 g
8 g
556 g
186 g
13 g
0 g
46 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
556g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581
Calories from Fat 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g
85%
Saturated Fat 8g
38%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 40g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 186mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 8g
31%
Sugars 13g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
87%
Vitamin C
119%
Calcium
15%
Iron
31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
  2. 1/4 C olive oil
  3. 3 drops Young Living Basil essential oil
  4. 2 T dry parsley
  5. 1 clove garlic, minced
  6. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and let marinate at room temperature for several hours. Use a spoon to place bruschetta on top of baguettes or french bread. Salt to taste.
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 Super complicated, right? 

This recipe is my FAVORITE in the summer when I have fresh tomatoes growing in pots on my deck, but honestly I love it with out-of-season-grocery-store tomatoes, too. You could mix it up and spoon this over some avocado toast, or even add some chunks of avocado into the bruschetta itself. 

Right before I serve this I slice the baguette as thinly as I can and then toast it in a pan with some olive oil and minced garlic til it is golden brown. 

If you’re looking for a super easy appetizer that is addictively delicious, definitely try this vegan bruschetta!

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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is a wife, mom, and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.

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