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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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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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;

Reviews (1)

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06/08/2013
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.