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Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

1 dozen

This appealing appetizer takes classic bruschetta to new heights. Instead of olive oil, these savory treats are spread with reduced-fat cream cheese, then topped with tomato, green onion and ripe olives.—Michelle Wentz, Fort Polk, Louisiana
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Ingredients

  • 12 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ripe olives
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 6-8 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the tomato, onion and olives; set aside.
  2. Combine cream cheese and basil; spread over the untoasted side of bread. Broil 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. Top with tomato mixture. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 81 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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