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Easy Party Bruschetta

This pretty bruschetta packs plenty of fresh flavor and gets a hint of heat from jalapeno pepper. It’s perfect for a casual buffet table when tomatoes are at their summer best. Del Mason of Martensville, Saskatchewan shares the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the oil, vinegars and pepper sauce; stir into tomato mixture.
  • Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. With a slotted spoon, top each slice with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 34 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.
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