Simple Tomato BruschettaSubmitted by: 50SGRANNY
IntroductionThis is a very simple yet classy appetizer. Low in fat, high in lycopene. Bruschetta can be stored in refrigerator for 3-4 days. This is a very simple yet classy appetizer. Low in fat, high in lycopene. Bruschetta can be stored in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
8 ripe Roma or plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 leaves fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 loaf Italian bread, bagette, or ciabatta
*pinch black pepper and/or red pepper, finely shredded fresh parmesan cheese*
****Alternative method: Simply place toast in basket, and bruschetta and cheese in bowls to allow guests (or family) to fix their own. (With this method you don't need to worry about toast getting soggy.)
****Yet another alternative method: Gently score bread slices before toasting. Once done, lightly rub garlic clove over the toast, and drizzle each slice with a scant amount of olive oil (or use olive oil spray).
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user 50SGRANNY.