This super tomato-y bruschetta has the simplest ingredients: besides a generous amount of tomatoes, you’ll find extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, crushed garlic and balsamic vinegar.
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As you crunch into the baked bread crust, you probably won’t be thinking about it, but you’ll still be lowering your risk for heart disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. Eat in good health!
3 cups fresh diced tomatoes (approximately 5 medium tomatoes)
1 clove crushed garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 loaf hearty whole grain bread (sandwich or baguette style loaf)
- Mix together chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic and oil.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper and basil into mixture and stir.
- Slice bread into 2 bite servings ½” thick. Toast in oven at 350º or toast in pan lightly sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. For garlic lovers, roast crushed garlic in pan before toasting.
- Spoon 3 tablespoons of tomato mixture over each slice and serve.
Makes 20 servings
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 270 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 16 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 2 g
Protein: 3 g
Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.