Bruschetta Recipe with Basil and Lemon Essential Oils

This tasty bruschetta makes a light and easy entree. The bruschetta features Young Living basil essential oil and lemon essential oil. This recipe is by Chef Kate.

Try using multiple colours of tomatoes in this recipe to make the colours pop

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4-8


4 medium tomatoes or 10 – 15 cherry tomatoes (coarsely chopped)

4 tbsp red or brown onion (finely chopped)

1 clove garlic (finely minced)

2 spring onions (finely chopped)

2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)

2 – 3 tbsp olive oil

1 drop Young Living basil essential oil (to taste)

3 – 4 drops Young Living lemon essential oil (to taste)

chilli flakes (optional, to taste)

sea salt and pepper (to taste)

For Serving

French bread or other bread (sliced on the diagonal in approx. 7cm pieces, and toasted)

olive oil (to drizzle once served) & a fresh garlic clove cut in half

shaved or grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees or use your oven grill (being careful not to burn the toast).

  2. Place all the ingredients in a medium size bowl (except the bread, olive oil and garlic for serving) and mix well to combine. Check for seasoning and add more salt, pepper and lemon oil , if desired.

  3. You can serve immediately or place in the refrigerator to let the flavours blend for 1 – 2 hours or overnight.

  4. To serve place the cut bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil. Toast the bread in the oven and remove when done and rub with the halved peeled garlic cloves, if desired.

  5. Set the bread on a plate or platter and evenly spoon the tomato mixture covering the toasted bread. Drizzle with a little more olive oil, if desired and top with a little Parmesan or feta cheese and serve immediately. Enjoy!

TIP: For a lighter version you can also serve the tomato mixture in lettuce cups if you prefer to not have bread. It’s also great served over mixed greens or with fish or chicken.

Where to Buy Food Grade Essential Oils in Australia?

Looking for edible basil essential oil and edible lemon essential oil in Australia. Buy food grade lemon essential oil and food grade basil essential oil here

Which Essential Oils can be used with Food?

See a full list of 38 food grade essential oils in Australia here.

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