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Bruschetta

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Yield 8 appetizers (serving size: 1 appetizer)
Toast these garlic-flavored bread slices on the grill or on a broiler pan and they're ready for a tasty topping of your choice.  Or you can serve them with your favorite soup or salad.

Ingredients

  • 8 (3/4-inch-thick) diagonally cut Italian bread slices (about 8 ounces)
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Parsley sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 99
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 2.6 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 2.6 g
  • carbohydrate 16.1 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 203 mg
  • calcium 6 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill. Place bread slices on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from grill.

  2. Rub cut sides of garlic over one side of each bread slice, and brush with oil; sprinkle with salt. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

  3. Note: Broil bread slices 2 minutes on each side instead of grilling, if desired.