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Tomato and Parma Ham

Bruschetta with Tomato and Parma Ham

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Tomato Bruschetta can be served on its own or with Parma ham & cheese. A classic starter that can easily be served as a canapé at parties – a crowd pleaser!



  • 1 small ciabatta, cut in 1.5cm (½ in) slices
  • 400g (1lb) cherry tomatoes, washed and quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
  • 8 basil leaves, washed and finely sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices of Parma ham


  1. Toast the baguette slices. This can be done in a toaster. Alternatively, you can brush each slice on both sides with olive oil and pan-fry it until crisp or place a trayful in a preheated oven of 180°C/355°F/gas mark 4 until crisp. Place on a baking tray to cool down.
  2. Place the tomatoes, garlic, basil, oil and vinegar in a bowl and mix everything together.
  3. Season to taste then spoon generously on the slices of bread and top with ham.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

  • Category: Starter
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 890 mg
  • Fat: 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 32 mg