Elevate Your Lunch with an Open-Faced Bruschetta Sandwich

Lunchtime, to some, is a mere refueling stop, and to others, it’s a brief escape into culinary indulgence. Today, we’re leaning toward the latter, inviting you to turn your everyday lunch into a delightful retreat with a bruschetta-inspired open-faced sandwich.

Crunch Meets Creamy: A Perfect Pairing

A classic baguette forms the foundation of this dish, providing the ideal canvas for an exquisite combination of flavors and textures. The moment you take that first bite, you’ll realize this isn’t just any sandwich—it’s a symphony of sensations.

Pesto, the Green Elixir

We begin with a layer of pesto, the green elixir that adds vibrancy and zest. You can either use your homemade pesto or reach for a trusted store-bought variety, whatever suits your mood.

Tomatoes in Their Prime

Fresh, juicy tomatoes take the stage next. Sliced to perfection, they offer that delightful burst of freshness, and, when sprinkled with a touch of salt and pepper, their natural beauty and flavor shine.

The Creamy Embrace of Goat Cheese

Now, let’s talk about goat cheese. Creamy and slightly tangy, it’s the crowning jewel of this creation. Scattered atop the tomatoes, it’s destined to melt into creamy perfection, adding depth and a sumptuous richness that’s beyond compare.

A Sprinkle of Fresh Basil

No bruschetta-inspired creation is complete without fresh basil leaves, their vibrant green hues and aromatic notes tantalizing your senses with every bite.

Baked to Perfection

As these ingredients meld and mingle, they’re baked to perfection, ensuring that each bite is a harmonious blend of creamy, tangy, and vibrant flavors.

A Drizzle of Delight

To unite these components and add that last layer of intrigue, we drizzle with the liquid gold of olive oil and the sweet tang of balsamic vinegar. They’re the finishing touches, transforming a simple open-faced sandwich into an experience worth savoring.

A Culinary Escape

Our open-faced bruschetta sandwich is more than a meal; it’s a culinary escape, a moment of pleasure in the middle of the day, an experience that reminds us all that even a simple sandwich can be a masterpiece.

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Open Faced Bruschetta Sandwich

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 fresh baguette
  • 1/2 cup pesto, homemade or store bought
  • Fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Fresh whole tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Slice the baguette in half lengthwise and the into 4 pieces.
  3. Spread the baguette with the pesto, add the basil and tomato slices, add salt and pepper and top with goat cheese.
  4. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the goat cheese has melted.
  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, serve warm.
  • Category: appetizers, entrees, recipes