Fresh Arugula Bruschetta


Tangy goat cheese, bright lemon zest and peppery arugula perfectly complement the toasted warmth of crusty baguette in this elegant appetizer. Serve alongside a Mediterranean style frittata and fresh fruit salad for a light and refreshing Sunday brunch.

Fresh Arugula Bruschetta
Photo: Sara Remington
Broil Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound baguette-style French bread (24 diagonal slices, 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick)

  • Olive oil

  • 6 ounce goat cheese (chévre)

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 48 - 72 arugula leaves

  • Coarse sea salt

  • Cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat broiler. Place bread in single layer on large baking sheet; lightly brush both sides of bread with oil. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until toasted. Cool slightly.

  2. Combine goat cheese and lemon peel. Spread toast with cheese mixture; top with 2 to 3 arugula leaves. Drizzle olive oil; sprinkle lightly with sea salt and pepper. Makes 12 servings (2 slices per serving).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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