Easy mushroom bruschetta

Bruschetta is a fresh, simple and delicious Italian appetizer that can be prepared in minutes and enjoyed any time of the year

Mushroom Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of the favourite finger foods. It’s an easy appetizer that requires just 10 minutes of preparation and packs big flavor.


  • 6 – 7 slices fresh baguette, cut diagonally
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 – 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 200g button mushroom
  • Few drops of balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ tsp thyme
  • Freshly grated pepper [for taste]
  • Salt [for taste]

Preparation method

  1. Slice Baguette diagonally into 1″ slices.
  2. Preheat oven at 180⁰ C [broiler mode]. Place the bread slices and toast until golden brown and crisp. You can also toast it in a toaster or skillet, brushing a little olive oil.
  3. Remove from oven and while hot, lightly rub the bread slices with a peeled garlic clove.
  4. Heat olive oil in a pan, add minced garlic and chopped mushroom. Cook the mushroom for a few minutes on high heat, stirring constantly. Add few drops of balsamic vinegar and cook for a few more seconds. Add thyme, salt and pepper powder to taste. Remove from heat.
  5. Spoon the mushroom mixture  on top of the toasted baguette slices. Drizzle a little olive oil and enjoy mushroom bruschetta immediately.
Tip: Mushrooms need not be peeled. Just soak them in water for 10 minutes and then rinse before use.

This recipe was first published in the March 2016 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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Padhu is the author of Padhuskitchen.com which focuses on Indian vegetarian recipes. All the recipes on her website are tried and tested to perfection by her. Her recipes are healthy and made very simple with easy-to-follow cooking instructions and pictures, motivating anyone to cook.


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