Bruschetta Bread

  • 11/03/2008
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 35 min

The Italian colours come alive in this recipe, using tomato, bocconcini and basil on toasted slices of crispy bread. It is fresh, tasty and so quick to prepare. Serve as a snack, entree or accompaniment to other dishes.

Ingredients

  • 8 continental bread slices
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder
  • 200 g bocconcini cheese, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Toast the bread in hot pan, without oil.
  2. 2.
    Dribble a few drops of olive oil on each slice and cover to keep warm.
  3. 3.
    In a bigger pan warm up the left over olive oil, add in tomato slices and sprinkle with Vegeta Gourmet stock. Cook on both sides on mild heat for about a minute or so.
  4. 4.
    Cover each bread slice with bocconcini cheese and tomato slices. Sprinkle with garlic and garnish with basil leaves.

Serving

Serves well with salad or as an entree.

Tip

Sprinkling warm bread slices with a pinch of Vegeta Gourmet stock powder prior to adding the topping will make the Bruschetta even tastier.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 547 / 2.286 - -
Fat g 24,19 - -
Carbohydrates g 58,48 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,73 - -
Protein g 24,03 - -
Sodium g 1,95 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.155,29 29 23
Vitamin D μg 13,79 7 7
Vitamin C mg 24,13 32 27
Niacin mg 8,82 63 44
Potassium mg 468,92 13 13
Calcium mg 480,58 48 48
Phosphorous mg 397,16 50 50

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)