bru·​schet·​ta brü-ˈshe-tə How to pronounce bruschetta (audio)
: thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs, and usually served as an appetizer

Examples of bruschetta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Serve the bruschetta with a Sauvignon Blanc that balances refreshing citrus acidity with some oak for richness. Jenna Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 1 Apr. 2024 The menu’s filled with elevated takes on Italian classics, like rustic bruschetta, rich pasta alla carbonara, lemony veal cutlets or the rotating ravioli of the day. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2024 One-pan bruschetta spaghetti Yield: 4 servings Total time: 35 minutes. Emily Weinstein, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Postino is a metro Phoenix institution with seven locations, each one an ideal hangout for sipping on a glass of wine while enjoying a bruschetta board. Jill Cassidy, The Arizona Republic, 16 Jan. 2024 Try their amazing array of dips with seven options at three for $14 — favorites are the olive tapenade, bruschetta mix and Sunburst Farms trout dip. Shawndra Russell, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The toppings range from traditional to wholly American, but even the Italian ones tend to get a slightly thicker, punchier spin: the Martin City Margherita ($7, $11, $16) includes a finely diced bruschetta mix atop the sweet tang of red sauce and cheese. Jill Wendholt Silva and Tyler Fox, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 Have some bruschetta, some mortadella, some olives. Ray Isle, Travel + Leisure, 25 Dec. 2023 Tommy Cutlets has become the toast — or maybe the bruschetta — of the towns that lie in the shadow of MetLife Stadium. Mark Bonamo Bryan Anselm, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2023

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Word History


Italian, from Italian dialect (Tuscany), from bruscare to toast, burn, probably from Vulgar Latin *brusicare, frequentative of *brusare, *brusiare to burn

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bruschetta was in 1954

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Cite this Entry

“Bruschetta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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