Bruschetta with Feta

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Bruschetta with Feta
Bruschetta with Feta
Jessica Chou

Bruschetta with Feta

Bruschetta may normally get topped with mozzarella, but feta is a lighter alternative, plus easier to mix in.

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4
Servings
359
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

For the topping

  • 1 beefsteak tomato, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 5 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 Tablespoons feta cheese

For the toasted bread

  • 1 baguette or stirato, sliced on a bias
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Crumbled feta, for garnish
  • Small basil leaves, for garnish

Directions

For the topping

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the tomatoes, basil, and garlic. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix. Carefully toss in the feta cheese and set aside.

For the toasted bread

Brush olive oil on both sides of each slice of bread and toast until the edges are crisp. To assemble, use a fork to lift the tomato-basil mixture and place on top of toasted slices. Top with fresh, crumbled feta and small basil leaves to garnish.

Bruschetta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Bruschetta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
43g
14%
Vitamin A
43µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.7%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.4%
Vitamin C
10mg
17%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
18µg
22%
Calcium
98mg
10%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
56µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
142µg
35%
Folic acid
50µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
35mg
9%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
130mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
268mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24.5%
Sodium
543mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
38.3%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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