Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bruschetta on Whole Grain Bread

Whole Grain Bruschetta

Sliced  bread
This was a yummy snack this afternoon. I loved the color of the tomatoes. Even after cooking them they kept the bright color to them. It is a fancy-looking snack or appetizer to serve your family and friends that doesn't take too long to make.

1 whole grain French bread or baguette
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 C grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 C golden snacking tomatoes, cut in half
3 T olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
8 basil leaves, cut in small strips
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
3 T olive oil
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
fresh grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice bread in 1 1/2" diagonal slices. Place on cookie sheet and place in the oven and cook on one side until light brown. Then flip them over and toast them on the other side.
2. While they are toasting mix the tomatoes, oil, vinegar, basil and salt and pepper together. Set aside.
3. Then mix in a small bowl 3 T olive oil and garlic. Brush on to the toasted bread when you take it out of the oven with a pastry brush on one side.
4. Place back in the oven 2 to 3 minutes to let the oil get absorbed into the bread. Take out of the oven.
5. Scoop some tomato mixture on to each piece of bread. Place back in the oven and let it cook 5 to 10 minutes to your desired prefrence. Take out of the oven.
6. Grate cheese on top of each piece of bread. Don't prepare too far in advance or the bread may get soggy. Enjoy!

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