Bruschetta has been an Italian staple since the 15th century.  It is a simple appetizer or snack, consisting primarily of toasted bread rubbed in garlic. If you enjoy spicier cuisine, try placing a bit of chopped red pepper on top.

Serves 6

  • 1 fresh loaf Italian bread
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (125 ml)
  • 4 large plump tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped basil (1 ml)


Slice bread into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Put into frying pan that already contains hot oil and chopped garlic. Brown one side of bread on high heat with lid on – do not burn.

Sprinkle either chopped fresh basil or dried basil on bread. Place bread on plate, toasted side up, with pieces of garlic clinging to toasted side. Add tomatoes on top of bread. Spoon garlic and oil from pan on top of tomatoes.

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Nutrition Information


Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories:  270

Calories from Fat:  

Total Fat:  11g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  361mg

Dietary Fiber:  3g

Calcium:  56mg

Iron:  2mg

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