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Cilantro Tomato Bruschetta

 Cilantro Tomato Bruschetta
“This is an easy, tasty appetizer that all of my family and friends love,” Lisa Kane promises from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “The ingredients meld together for a great-tasting hors d’oeuvre that goes well with many different main dishes.”
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; brush with 1/4 cup oil.
  • Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and remaining oil. Stir
  • in the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Spoon about 1
  • tablespoon onto each slice of bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 12 servings.