Tomato Bruschetta with Fresh Basil

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 16
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1/2 loaf loaf french or italian bread -- in 1/2 inch slices
1 clove garlic -- minced
1/4 cup fresh basil -- chopped
2 large tomatoes -- diced
1 clove garlic -- halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan

Preparation / Directions:

In bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste; let stand for 15 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Slice bread in 1" thick slices. Place on baking sheet and broil until lightly browned on each side. Rub cut side of garlic clove over one side of bread; brush with olive oil. Spoon tomato mixture over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan (if using). If tomato mixture has been refrigerated, broil brushchetta for 1 minute. Makes about 16 slices.


Nutritional Information:

11 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (66% calories from fat); trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1mg Sodium

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