- Cut bread into 3/8-inch-thick slices. Brush both sides of each slice lightly with the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp and light brown, turning once.
- For topping, stir together tomatoes, olives, green onion, jalapeno pepper (if desired), garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, and pepper.
- To assemble, top each toasted slice with a little Parmesan cheese, then about 1 tablespoon of the tomato topping. Sprinkle each with some of the remaining Parmesan. Return slices to the baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese starts to melt and topping is heated through. Serve warm. Makes about 24.
From the Test Kitchen
If desired, transfer toasted bread to a storage container. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 24 hours.
Nutrition Facts (Tomato Bruschetta)
- Per serving:
- 58 kcal ,
- 3 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat ,
- 3 mg chol. ,
- 104 mg sodium ,
- 6 g carb. ,
- 0 g fiber ,
- 2 g pro.