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Garlic Tomato Bruschetta

 Garlic Tomato Bruschetta
This recipe is a crispy complement to any Italian entree. I started with my grandmother's recipe and just added fresh tomatoes.—Jean Franzoni, Rutland, Vermont
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread


  • In a large bowl, combine oil, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add
  • tomatoes and toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese. Refrigerate at least
  • 1 hour.
  • Bring to room temperature before serving. Cut bread into 24 slices;
  • toast under broiler until lightly browned. Top with tomato mixture.
  • Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (2 pieces) equals 156 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.