Classic Tomato BruschettaCuisinart Original Recipe
Always a popular appetizer. The topping can be made up to a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. For a show- stopping presentation, seek out a mixture of red, orange and yellow grape tomatoes."
12 slices (½-inch thick) French bread (baguette)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped (about ¼-inch pieces)
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 to 2 pinches freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
2 large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (chiffonade)
grated or shredded Parmesan, for sprinkling (optional)
1 . Preheat grill in the closed position.
2 . Using 1 tablespoon of the oil, brush all the bread on both sides. Once the unit has preheated, put all the bread onto the grill and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, until lightly browned.
3 . While bread is grilling, prepare topping. In a small bowl, stir together the tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and basil with the remaining oil.
4 . Once bread is grilled, transfer to a platter or large plate. Evenly divide the topping on the grilled bread. Sprinkle with Parmesan if desired; serve immediately.
ServingsMakes 12 bruschetta
Nutritional information per bruschetta: Calories 116 (23% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 4g • fat 3g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 197mg • calc. 16mg • fiber 1g
This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Griddler® Grill & Panini Press