I love fresh Bruschetta!  I love this recipe because it has balsamic vinegar in it and I’m a huge fan of balsamic vinegar.  I love the powerful punch of flavor it adds and it always pairs well with tomatoes, onion, and basil (in my humble opinion).  This Bruschetta is easy to throw together and can be used as a simple appetizer (I love to pair it with baked pita chips).  I’ve also paired it with part-skim mozzarella cheese which makes it a well-balanced snack.  Enjoy!

Adapted from Skinny Taste

3 medium vine ripe tomatoes
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Combine onion, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper. Set aside a few minutes.

Chop tomatoes and place in a large bowl. Combine with garlic, basil, onion-balsamic combo and additional salt and pepper to taste. Set aside and let it sit at least 10 minutes or as long as overnight.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 1/4 the Recipe)
Calories:  59.5
Protein:  1.1g
Carbs:  6.6g
Fat:  3.9g (0.5g = Sat.)
Fiber:  1.5g
Sugars:  1g


2 thoughts on “Bruschetta

  1. Becca Hatch says:

    Dear Em- Miss you lots. Miss tomatoes lots. Let’s skype… But what I really want to say is this: The tastiest balsamic in the whole world is just at Sunflower Market- it is their store brand, and it is heavenly- there is no acidic bite and is full of great balsamic flavor. Yum, and now I am homesick.

    Had to buy a scale. Thought I could live without one, but you and I both know that was a complete delusion on my part.
    Love you lots.

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