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Mozzarella Basil Bruschetta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

1 dozen

"This simple recipe makes a quick and light appetizer for hungry guests or family," says field editor Cynthia Bent of Newark, Delaware. "Just like pizza, you can add whatever you desire each time you make it."
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Ingredients

  • 6 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved

Directions

  1. Cut each slice of bread in half; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, basil, pepper and salt. Spoon 1 tablespoonful over each piece of bread; top with cheese and remaining tomato mixture. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 94 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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