Apr 30, 2008

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil



Basil and tomatoes compliment each other beautifully and are usually overflowing in my garden in the late summer months. This is a wonderful way to use them up, serve this as an appetizer or a side dish.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 26 Size: 1 slice bread with tomatoes Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 1 pt
Calories: 49.6 • Fat: 0.6 g • Carb: 9.1 g • Fiber: 0.5 g • Protein: 1.1 g • Sugar: 0.2
Sodium: 2 mg (without salt)


Ingredients:
  • 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 16 oz baguette or French bread
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled
Directions:


Combine tomatoes, chopped garlic, red onion, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Set aside.

Slice bread into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place on a tray and spray lightly with olive oil. Toast bread under broiler, until golden, watching closely not to let it burn. When bread is toasted, rub each piece with whole garlic clove.

Place bread on a platter and top with tomato mixture. Serve immediately or the bread will become soggy. Makes approximately 26 small slices.

10 comments :

  1. Delicious as always Gina! Had them at a party and they disappeared quicker than I could get them out!

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  2. With the exception of toasting the bread, can this be made the night before?

    I just discovered your website a few weeks ago. I heart you. :o) Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  4. I made this tonight and it was wonderful. Thanks for all your great recipes!

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  5. I know this will kill some of the healthy factor, but I'm going to make this and also add a bit of goat cheese. I think it will be delicious!

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  6. I made these yesterday, and they turned out absolutely amazing, and they tasted even more amazing!! I definitely would recommend this, a quick and easy recipe with a very delicious outcome!

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  7. Good with a sliver of mozzarella underneath.

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  8. I made this for my fiance's birthday party as an appetizer, and everyone loved it! :) Thanks!

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  9. I don't see what you do with the balsamic? Add to tomato mixture or drizzle on top?

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