brushetta on bread

Easy Italian Bruschetta

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This crowd pleaser is great for a potluck or a summer backyard gathering.

Ingredients

  • 6 ripe Roma tomatoes, remove seeds and dice
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • ½ Onion, diced
  • 4-5 leaves fresh Basil, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 Baguette Italian or French crusty bread

Optional

  • Grated Parmesan
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the tomatoes, red onion, salt, fresh basil, ¼ cup olive oil and let sit for about thirty minutes giving time for the flavors develop.
  3. Slice the bread into thin slices, however, you want the bread to be thick enough to hold the topping without falling apart. Place breadslices on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake the bread for several minutes until bread begins to dry out and appears lightly toasted.
  5. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil and pinch of salt on the bread slices.
  6. Stir the tomato mixture and spoon over the toasted bread.

Notes

Add a little balsamic vinegar for that extra zing.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 3 toasts
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.

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