Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

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Bruschetta is a classic light Italian appetizer made with slices of toasted bread topped with olive oil, tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 slices French bread
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. minced yellow pepper
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Toast the bread on both sides. Rub one side of each piece of toast with the cut side of the garlic. Keep bread warm by placing it on a baking sheet in an oven set to warm.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and yellow pepper and cook, stirring until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the tomato, basil, and pepper.
  • Spoon the tomato mixture over garlic-rubbed side of the toast, dividing evenly. Sprinkle with the cheese and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 slices French bread
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. minced yellow pepper
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Toast the bread on both sides. Rub one side of each piece of toast with the cut side of the garlic. Keep bread warm by placing it on a baking sheet in an oven set to warm.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and yellow pepper and cook, stirring until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the tomato, basil, and pepper.
  • Spoon the tomato mixture over garlic-rubbed side of the toast, dividing evenly. Sprinkle with the cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories400
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium870mg
Total Carbohydrate74g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars7g
Protein16g