Bruschetta

This quick and easy Italian favorite is topped with a savory blend of tomatoes, garlic, basil and capers.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 18 min
  • Servings 12

12
slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons small capers, drained
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Drizzle 1 teaspoon oil on each slice bread. Bake about 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3 While bread is toasting, mix remaining ingredients. Spoon tomato mixture onto bread slices. Serve at room temperature.

Expert Tips

No fresh tomatoes? Use 1 1/2 cups Progresso® fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained, instead.

Pronounced “broo-SHEH-TAH” and meaning "to roast over coals," bruschetta is a traditional Italian garlic bread that's drizzled with olive oil.

Coarsely chop capers to release their flavor-rich juices. Just give them a whack with the side of a chef’s knife before adding them to the tomato mixture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
95
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
250 mg
250 %;
Total Carbohydrate
11 g
11 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.