Bruschetta is an appetizer that is originally from Italy -- typically made of toasted bread seasoned with garlic, olive oil and salt. There are many tasty variations, most include tomato, and some also feature cheese, peppers and/or other vegetables.
As you can see from the two recipes below, Bruschetta is super-simple to make, and the end result looks fresh and festive!
Combine tomatoes, oil, basil and salt in a covered bowl and let marinate at least 4 hours. (Do not refrigerate, as the tomatoes will lose their flavor.) Use a slotted spoon to layer on to bread. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings of 2 slices each
Nutrition: One serving (2 slices) provides approximately: 213 calories, 6 g protein, 37 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 61 mcg folate, 2 mg iron, 489 mg sodium.
Recipe courtesy the Wheat Foods Council
Makes 24 servings of 1 slice each
Recipe courtesy the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board