Fresh chives are a welcome addition to this low-fat, tomato based bruschetta spread. A taste sensation when made with summer-ripe tomatoes.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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

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  • Cut the bread into 36 slices. Arrange bread slices on 2 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 heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted. Turn bread and broil other side for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted*.

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  • To serve, with a slotted spoon, spoon tomato mixture onto the oiled side of each toast slice. If desired, garnish with fresh basil. Serve within 30 minutes. Makes 36 appetizer servings.


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 dillweed 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

30 calories; 1 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 43 mg sodium. 36 mg potassium; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 1 g protein; 72 RE vitamin a; 4422 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 44 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

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I had this (or on similar) in an old cook book. I am so glad I found it! I am not a tomato fan, but I love them this way.