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Bruschetta with Warm Tomatoes

Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 toast slice and about 1/3 cup tomato mixture)
Briefly heating the tomatoes intensifies their sweetness while preserving their bright, fresh flavor. Use any variety of small summer tomatoes you find at the market; for a gorgeous look, mix tomato colors and shapes, such as yellow and orange pear tomatoes paired with red grape tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups grape, pear, or cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices ciabatta or sourdough bread
  • 1 garlic clove, halved

Nutrition Information

  • calories 122
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 19.8 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 319 mg
  • calcium 34 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients, and let stand 1 hour.

  2. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tomato mixture, and cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bread; cook 2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Rub 1 side of each toast piece with the cut sides of garlic clove halves. Serve tomato mixture over toast.