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Easy Bruschetta

This Easy Bruschetta makes for quick and easy appetizer is packed with fresh simple ingredients and filled with sweet and savory flavors! Bring Italy right to your house with this simple appetizer or lunch!

Servings: Makes 24 servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving which is 1/4 inch thick sliced baguette with 1 Tbsp tomato and basil mixture

What is bruschetta?

Bruschetta is a starter dish from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomatoes or vegetables. A popular dish is bruschetta with tomatoes; one recipe popular outside Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic and onion or mozzarella. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. In some countries, the prepared topping is marketed as bruschetta.

What Ingredients do I need to make this Easy Bruschetta?

  • Baguette: Sliced into 24  ( .5 ounce or 1/4 inch thick) slices. I like to use 12 oz. of Trader Joe’s ciabatta baguette or I use 12 oz. of my Weight Watchers Quick and Easy Dough recipe. You can find the recipe HERE
  • Olive oil: Brush the oil over top of each slice of bread.
  • Tomatoes: I like to use red, orange, or yellow cherry tomatoes. Diced.
  • Balsamic vinegar: for flavor. This can be found by the salad dressings or pasta at most grocery stores or HERE on Amazon.
  • Garlic cloves: minced. fresh is best.
  • Basil: fresh, for flavor
  • Salt and pepper: for flavor 
  • Balsamic glaze: drizzled on top. You can find this at most grocery stores. I love Trader Joe’s Balsamic glaze. It’s my absolute favorite. You can find HERE on Amazon.

 

How do I make this Easy Bruschetta?

Slice a baguette into 24 ( .5 ounce or 1/4 inch thick) slices.

Place baguette slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Brush the top with olive oil and broil it 2-3 minutes until brown.

Remove from the oven.

In a medium mixing bowl combine, chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, garlic, chopped basil and salt and pepper.

Top the toasted bread slices with the tomato mixture

and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

 

Ingredients:

  • Baguette-sliced into 24 ( .5 ounce) slices I like to use 12 oz. Trader Joe’s ciabatta baguette or make a homemade baguette using 12 oz. of my  Weight Watcher Quick and Easy Dough
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, diced. I like to use red, orange, and yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic or 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic glaze -I like to use Trader Joe’s balsamic glaze

Directions:

  1. Slice a baguette into 24 ( .5 ounce or 1/4 inch thick) slices. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  2. Brush the tops of the baguette slices with olive oil and broil it 2-3 minutes until brown. Remove from the oven.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl combine, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, garlic, chopped basil, and salt and pepper.
  4. Top the toasted bread slices with the tomato mixture and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Servings: Makes 24 servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving which is 1/4 inch thick sliced baguette with 1 Tbsp tomato and basil mixture

Yield: 24

Easy Bruschetta

Easy Bruschetta

This Easy Bruschetta makes for quick and easy appetizer is packed with fresh simple ingredients and filled with sweet and savory flavors! Bring Italy right to your house with this simple appetizer or lunch!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • Baguette-sliced into 24 ( .5 ounce or 1/4 inch thick) slices I like to use 12 oz. Trader Joe's ciabatta baguette or make a homemade baguette using 12 oz. of my Weight Watcher Quick and Easy Dough
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, diced. I like to use red, orange, and yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic or 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic glaze- for garnish

Instructions

    1. Slice a baguette into 24 ( .5 ounce) slices. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
    2. Using a basting bruh; brush the tops of the baguette slices with olive oil and broil it 2-3 minutes until brown. Remove from the oven.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl combine, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, garlic, chopped basil, and salt and pepper.
    4. Top the bread slices with the mixture and drizzle with balsamic glaze.


    Servings: Makes 24 servings

    GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving which is 1/4 inch thick sliced baguette with 1 Tbsp tomato and basil mixture

Notes

    • Store lefotvers of the tomato mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This mixture does taste best when eaten fresh. Prepare the bread slices right before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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