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Olive-Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Prep: 45 minutes (includes 10 minutes for toasting bread).

Health OCTOBER 2004

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 2 bruschetta)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced seeded plum tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 (1/4-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 cup mild goat cheese, at room temperature

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, and set aside.

3. Arrange bread on a baking sheet; bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Remove toast slices from oven, and cool 2 minutes.

4. Rub both sides of each toast slice with garlic clove. Spread goat cheese thinly on 1 side of each toast, and top with the olive mixture.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 61
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 159mg
  • Calcium: 25mg
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