Recipe: Crushed Garlic and Basil Bruschetta
Before you dig into your main course, snack on this simple and healthy bruschetta. It’s great for lowering your risk of heart disease and hypertension.
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)
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.