Enjoy this simple Italian appetizer with your home grown tomatoes and fresh basil. This is an easy throwback recipe from the 2003 Kansas Wheat Commission Recipe booklet. Cindy Falk in our Kansas Wheat test kitchen used flavorful, ripe tomatoes from her garden and selected a loaf of multigrain French bread. Bruschetta also is a great way to use leftover bread.
3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoon sea salt
12 small slices multigrain French bread or Italian bread, toasted
- In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, oil, basil, garlic and salt. Cover; let marinate at least 4 hours. Do not refrigerate because the tomatoes will lose their flavor.
- When ready to serve, preheat oven to 425°F. Diagonally slice bread about ½-inch thick and place on baking sheet. Toast each side about 5 minutes.
- Use a slotted spoon to layer on tomato mixture on to the toasted bread. Arrange on serving plate and serve immediately.
Makes 12 servings, 1 slice.
Nutrition Per Serving: (1 slice, 45g): 51 calories, 1 g fat, 1 g fiber, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 9g carbohydrates, 0 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 2 g protein, 4mg vitamin C, 1mg iron, 36 mg calcium.