UPDATE: Bruschetta (pronounced “brusketta”) is a healthy snack or appetizer and easy to make. (Chopping tomatoes required, but can be therapeutic.) If you’re so lucky to have vine-ripened tomatoes and homegrown basil on hand, this refreshing Italian dish promises to be extra flavorful. The tomatoes add a rich source of lycopene making it a red-hot antioxidant that’s protective against aging and a growing list of cancers.
What’s In It…
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/8 red onion, chopped
- 5 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 9-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- Freshly ground pepper
- Sea salt to taste
- 1 whole grain baguette, sliced in 3/4″ diagonal slices OR Ezekiel 4:9® Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread, sliced into four squares
- Pesto (olive oil-basil)
How It’s Made…
1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl:
2. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper and stir.
3. Place bread on a baking sheet and broil on “HIGH” on top rack for about 45-90 seconds until golden brown. Flip over and repeat.
4. Remove bread to a platter and brush slices with pesto.
5. Spread the colorful tomato-herb mixture on top of the warm toast.
Approximately 32 servings.