Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Bruschetta

Recipe From PorkAndHealth.org

Times:

10 minutes prep, 15 minutes cook

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 slices bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled
  • 3-4 roma tomatoes, (plum), seeded and chopped, about 1 1/3 cup
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • About 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 16-oz package French bread, cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese, OR feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

Cooking Instructions:


In medium bowl, stir together all topping ingredients; set aside. Brush olive oil on both sides of bread slices; place on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F., turning once, for 7 minutes per side or until crisp and golden brown; cool. Spoon about 1 tablespoon topping on each toast round.*

Makes about 24 appetizers.

* Or, serve topping in a small bowl, surrounded by the toast rounds.

Tailgate Tip: Prepare and refrigerate topping ingredients and bake toast rounds ahead of time. For best flavor, stir together topping ingredients just before serving.

Analysis is for one piece.


Serving Suggestions:

Turn this popular flavor combination into bite-size appetizers.  Great as a starter for Italian Marinaded Pork Chops or Italian-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.

Nutrition:

Calories: 68
Protein: 2 grams
Fat: 5 grams
Sodium: 121 milligrams
Cholesterol: 2 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Fiber: 1 grams