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Pan Seared Bruschetta {Bruschetta From Julie & Julia}

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[intro]Pan Seared Bruschetta was inspired by the tomato bruschetta from Julie & Julia. This easy bruschetta is pan-roasted for flavor. It is the best bruschetta recipe![/intro]


Pan Seared Bruschetta


Julie & Julia Movie

Have you seen the movie, Julie & Julia? That movie has inspired me in many ways, yes food blogging was one of them. The other was Julia Child herself, seeing her when she was starting out in the Julie & Julia movie,  showed me anything is possible.

One of my favorite sayings in the movie Julie and Julia is:

Julia Child wasn’t always Julia Child.
It is true, we all start out somewhere in life and work to be the person we are. I love that Julie and Julia movie saying!


Pan Seared Bruschetta from Seduction in the Kitchen


Easy Bruschetta

Do you recall that easy bruschetta from Julie and Julia? Julie was pan-searing the tomato bruschetta for her dinner with her husband. Her husband remarked how good it was? I decided I wanted to make that tomato bruschetta.

Bruschetta From Julie and Julia

Tomato Bruschetta

I decided the best way to pan sear this tomato bruschetta was with cherry tomatoes. Making a cherry tomato bruschetta would be the best for thos easy bruschetta recipe.


What Is Bruschetta?

What is bruschetta? Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. So making a pan-seared version of a tomato bruschetta is ideal.

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Yield: 4 servings

Pan Seared Bruschetta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Pan Seared Bruschetta was inspired by the tomato bruschetta from Julie & Julia. This easy bruschetta is pan-roasted for flavor. It is the best bruschetta recipe!


  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pint of assorted cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1 large shallot (chopped)
  • 10 leaves basil (torn)
  • 1/2 teaspoon All Purpose Greek Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Cherry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/8 cup shaved Parmesan


  1. In a pan, heat up the oil.
  2. Lightly toast the bread face down in the oil, about a minute or so.
  3. Flip it over and toast the other side.
  4. Remove the bread from the pan, and set aside
  5. In the same pan, add the tomatoes, shallots, basil, and the Greek seasoning.
  6. You may have to add a drop of olive oil, but saute the tomato mixture for about a minute.
  7. Turn the heat off the tomato mixture.
  8. Position the bread face up and add the tomato mixture to each slice.
  9. Drizzle on the cherry balsamic
  10. Top off with a little of the shaved Parmesan
  11. Serve it up and ENJOY!


* If you cant find the Greek seasoning and the cherry balsamic then use Fresh black pepper and a little thyme. Regular balsamic for the cherry balsamic

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 1148mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 15g

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