Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta

A quick, easy and elegant way to enjoy the flavors of fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese, capers and bell peppers.

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

Ingredients

4
slices hard-crusted Italian or French bread, 1/2 inch thick
1
jar (7 ounces) roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1/2-inch strips
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
2
tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
1
tablespoon capers, drained, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 450ºF. Place bread on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 Mix remaining ingredients except capers. Spoon onto bread.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges of bread are golden brown. Cut each bread slice lengthwise into thirds. Sprinkle with capers.

Expert Tips

Capers are flower buds from the Mediterranean caper bush. These small buds are picked, dried in the sun and pickled in vinegar brine. They make great additions to salads and appetizers, such as this bruschetta.

Use 1 cup chopped tomatoes instead of the roasted peppers and chopped fresh basil leaves instead of the parsley for another great appetizer idea.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
160 mg
160 %;
Total Carbohydrate
5 g
5 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
24%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.