Athenian-Style Bruschetta

Athenian-Style Bruschetta

A Greek spin on an Italian appetizer! Fresh bell peppers, salty olives and tangy feta top toasted baguette slices.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

30

appetizers

1
loaf (18 inch) baguette French bread (8 oz), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 30)
3
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2
cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
3
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4
cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
20
pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped (1/3 cup)
1/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (1 oz)
3
tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 15x10-inch pan with sides, place bread slices in single layer. Using pastry brush, lightly brush tops of slices with about 2 tablespoons of the oil. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Add bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt, oregano and thyme. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Transfer vegetables to medium bowl. Add vinaigrette and olives; stir until vegetables are coated.
  4. Top each bread slice with 1 teaspoon vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.
Makes 30 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
If you like garlic, rub a clove of garlic over the toasted bread before topping with the vegetable mixture.
Try to break up any large chunks of feta so the crumbles are all similar in size.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.