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Categories: Appetizers, Breads

Basic bruschetta

Bruschetta, the traditional Italian garlic bread grilled over coals or wood, is a good appetizer for summer entertaining. The grilled surfaces of the bread are rubbed with cut garlic, then drizzled with olive oil and typically served with toppings. I ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
  • 4 (1/2-inch-thick) large baguette slices
  • 1 clove garlic, split
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Step 1Heat a charcoal or gas grill or stove-top grill pan over medium-high heat.

Step 2Grill one side of the bread until light grill marks appear, 2 to 4 minutes. Lightly rub the grilled surface with the garlic. Place the bread on a plate and drizzle each slice with 1 teaspoon of oil. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

Each serving:
114 calories; 246 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 5 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 15 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 0.88 gram fiber.
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