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Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

 Fresh Tomato Bruschetta
The topping for this simple Fresh Tomato Bruschetta appetizer can be put together ahead of time and refrigerated. We also love it on top of grilled chicken sandwiches, hamburgers and homemade pizza. —Samantha Cass, Swartz Creek, Michigan
36 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients.
  • Spread baguette slices with butter; top each with a cheese slice.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for
  • 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. With a slotted spoon, top
  • each slice with about 1 tablespoon tomato mixture. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 81 calories,

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Fresh Tomato Bruschetta (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.