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Tomato and Basil-Topped Garlic Bruschetta

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 bruschetta)
Briefly cook the garlic, onion, and tomato to mellow and meld the flavors. If you have your grill going, toast the bread on it for a smoky finish.

Ingredients

  • 6 (1-ounce) slices Italian bread or peasant bread
  • 1 garlic clove, halved and divided
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups finely chopped seeded tomato (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 3.4 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 308 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes. Rub one side of toast with cut side of 1 garlic clove half; set toast aside. Discard garlic clove half. Mince remaining garlic clove half.

  3. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add tomato and onion to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Stir in vinegar and capers. Cool completely. Stir in basil, salt, and pepper. Spoon 1/3 cup tomato mixture onto each toast slice. Serve immediately.