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Tomato-Basil Bruschetta Appetizer

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


about 2 dozen

“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
Tomato-Basil Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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