Tomato-Basil Bruschetta

Bruschetta is an appetizer of toasted bread that is usually topped with some type of cheese, vegetable, or herb. Here, fresh basil leaves add beauty and an extra punch of flavor.


18 servings (serving size: 1 bruschetta)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 7 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 61
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Protein 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 121 mg
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Fiber 1 g
Calcium 20 mg


18 (1/4-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut whole-grain French baguette
Cooking spray
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup tub-style light cream cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
18 (1/4-inch-thick) diagonal slices plum tomato (about 5 large plum tomatoes)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
18 basil leaves


Preheat oven to 400°.

Place baguette slices on a baking sheet; coat slices with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until bread is toasted; set aside.

Combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, and basil in a small bowl, and stir well.

Spread 1 teaspoon cheese mixture on each bread slice; top with tomato slices, and sprinkle with pepper. Top each tomato slice with a basil leaf.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2008
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