Nutrition & Food, Recipes

Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Homemade Bruschetta

Good Morning! Here is another delicious recipe to enjoy this summer.  This recipe will be another hit for summertime parties and family get-together! This recipe is Recipe courtesy of Couchiching Family Health Team Dietitians – adapted from Oh She Glows!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups, grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 handful basil leaves, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 whole wheat baguette, sliced on diagonal into one-inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, placed in small bowl

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Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 400F. In a medium sized bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper.  Mix well and set aside
  2. Slice baguette into one-inch pieces.  Slice other clove of garlic in half lengthwise, exposing the garlic juices and rub onto each slice of bread (to add subtle garlic flavour)
  3. Brush olive oil onto garlicky side of bread. place oiled side down on baking sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes (watching very closely)
  4. When bread is crisp, remove from oven and spoon brushed mixture onto each piece. Drizzle remaining juices over top and enjoy.

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*Some extra tips*

  • Ditch those store-bought bruschetta mixes and make your own with healthy, seasonal ingredients
  • Makes for a nutritious appetizer at your next BBQ or pool party
  • Choosing a whole grain baguette will provide extra fibre
  • Top with cheese to boost calcium intake

Nutritional Information (3 toasts) 132 kcal, 17g carbohydrates, 2.6g fibre, 3.5g protein, 230mg sodium

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