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Tomato-Basil Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe

Tomato-Basil Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe

“It’s easy to double this great recipe for a crowd. You can make the tomato topping ahead, or keep it simple and serve it as a dip for the French bread slices.” —Marie Cosenza, Cortlandt Manor, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:22 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, 2 tablespoons oil, basil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper; set aside.
  • 2. Lightly brush both sides of bread slices with remaining oil. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • 3. Rub garlic over bread slices. With a slotted spoon, top each slice with tomato mixture. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 84 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.