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Yield: 36 appetizers
Prep 30 mins Broil 4 mins
  • 3  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh chives
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh basil
  • 1  tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 2  cups  seeded and chopped plum and/or yellow tomatoes
  • 1/2  cup  finely chopped red onion
  •  Salt
  •  Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 8  ounce  loaf baguette-style French bread
  •  Snipped fresh basil (optional)

1. Preheat broiler. In a medium bowl stir together 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the chives, the 1 tablespoon basil, the lemon juice, and garlic. Add tomatoes and onion; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. Cut the bread into 36 slices. Arrange bread slices on two large baking sheets. Lightly brush one side of each slice with some of the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil bread, one pan at a time, 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted, turning once.*

3. To serve, use a slotted spoon to spoon tomato mixture onto the oiled side of each toast slice. If desired, garnish with additional fresh basil. Serve within 30 minutes.

From the Test Kitchen*Tip:
  • Bread slices may be toasted up to 1 day ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Seafood Bruschetta:
  • Prepare as above, except decrease tomatoes to 1 cup. Add 6 ounces lump crabmeat or 6 ounces peeled, deveined, cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped; and 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill to the tomato mixture.
White Bean Bruschetta:
  • Prepare as above, except substitute snipped fresh thyme for the chives, snipped fresh oregano for the basil, and decrease tomatoes to 1 cup. Add one 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, to the tomato mixture. Drizzle assembled toasts with an additional 2 tablespoons olive oil. Garnish with additional snipped fresh thyme or oregano.
Nutrition Facts (Bruschetta)
  • cal. (kcal) 31,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 4,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • sodium (mg) 50,
  • Potassium (mg) 36,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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