Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Bruschetta

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Bruschetta
  • TOTAL PREP TIME25 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

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Ingredients

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

Preparation

 

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.