Italian-Inspired Bruschetta

Using canned diced tomatoes with seasonings means there is no need to chop and seed tomatoes in this take on the popular Italian appetizer.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 slices crusty Italian bread
  • ¾ cup diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
  • 1½ Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 16 small basil leaves

Directions

  • Preheat the broiler on high heat. Spray a broiling rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cut the garlic cloves in half. Rub both sides of each slice of bread with a garlic clove half.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the diced tomatoes and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the ricotta cheese over each slice of bread. Lay the bread slices out on the rack. Broil the toast on high heat for up to 2 minutes, until the cheese lightly browned. Top with the tomato mixture and garnish with basil leaves.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 slices crusty Italian bread
  • ¾ cup diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
  • 1½ Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 16 small basil leaves

Directions

  • Preheat the broiler on high heat. Spray a broiling rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cut the garlic cloves in half. Rub both sides of each slice of bread with a garlic clove half.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the diced tomatoes and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the ricotta cheese over each slice of bread. Lay the bread slices out on the rack. Broil the toast on high heat for up to 2 minutes, until the cheese lightly browned. Top with the tomato mixture and garnish with basil leaves.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium540mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein5g