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!
- 12 slices of small Italian or French bread (baguette), toasted
- 3 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
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
- 1 jar (16 ounces) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) pine nuts, toasted
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
- 1 cup (3 ounces) grated Wisconsin Romano cheese
- 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 loaf crusty Italian bread, cut into 24 slices
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Mix together tomatoes, nuts, onions, cheeses, salt and pepper. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of this mixture on each bread slice. Bake at 400 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
Makes 24 servings of 1 slice each
Recipe courtesy the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
More great Bruschetta recipes
- Spanish Shrimp Bruschetta
- Tomato Bruschetta with Honey and Fresh Ricotta Recipe
- Grilled Bruschetta With Lucini Rustic Tomato Basil Sauce