Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta

Looking for an appetizer idea? Then check out these delicious bell pepper bruschettas that are ready in just 15 minutes!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

16
diagonal slices baguette French bread, 1/2 inch thick
About 1/4 cup olive oil
8
to 10 large cloves garlic
1
jar (7 oz) roasted red bell peppers
2
tablespoons chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley or 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Heat the oven to 375°F. Place the bread slices on an ungreased cookie sheet. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon olive oil (of the 1/4 cup olive oil) on each bread slice. Bake about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn bread over; bake about 4 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  • 2 Cut each garlic clove in half; rub cut sides over tops and sides of toasted bread slices. Discard garlic.
  • 3 Drain the red peppers in a strainer in the sink. Cut the peppers into 1/2-inch strips. In a medium bowl, mix the peppers, parsley, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the salt and pepper. Spoon onto toast.

Expert Tips

Use 1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 large) instead of the roasted red bell peppers. If you like, stir in 2 tablespoons drained small capers.

Flat-leaf parsley, also known as Italian parsley, is becoming more popular. It has a stronger "peppery" flavor than the popular curly-leaf parsley. Either will work in this recipe.

You can toast the bread slices up to 1 day ahead. Cool, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Using a scalloped-edge or sharp bread knife, cut the baguette diagonally into 1/2-inch slices using a back-and-forth motion.

Rub garlic clove half, cut side down, over top and side of toasted bread slice.

Drain the red peppers in a strainer. Place on cutting board and cut peppers into 1/2-inch strips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.