Original Tomato Bruschetta

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Oct. 19, 2012

Juliana shows you how to make delicious tomato bruschetta from fresh vine tomatoes, basil, garlic, and the Mediterranean Diet staple, olive oil. This Italian recipe is simple and easy and fits in any Mediterranean Diet meal plan

Ingredients

Ciabatta bread slices 4 Medium
Tomato 2 Large
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
Fresh basil leaves 6
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Pecorino romano cheese 1 Tablespoon
Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon

Directions

MAKING

1. Toast bread slices in an oven, in a toaster or on a grill pan, until a beautiful golden brown and crispy.

2. Chop tomatoes and add to a mixing bowl.

3. Crush the garlic cloves and add to the tomatoes along with a generous pinch of sea salt.

4. Add some basil leaves and generous amount of olive oil.

5. Rub toasted slices of bread with one of the garlic cloves to flavor them.

FINALIZING

6. Arrange the slices on a platter, and spoon the tomato mixture over each slice, spreading evenly.

7. Top with grated cheese and sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

SERVING

8. Serve immediately as an appetizer or snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 230Calories from Fat 47

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 795 mg33.13%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet