Bruschettas with Tomato and Basil

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This Italian favourite is a great any-time snack. Basil and tomatoes add subtle flavour and texture to this easy-to-make snack that tots up just 38 calories per piece! Have a couple of pieces to satisfy mid-morning or mid-evening hunger pangs.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 20 pieces
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5 slice of whole wheat bread
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves , finely chopped

For The Topping (approx. Makes 1 Cup)
5 medium sized tomatoes
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

For the topping

  1. Cut each tomato into half lengthwise and gently remove all the seeds and pulp.
  2. Finely chop the tomatoes, add in all the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Keep aside for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Drain out the excess liquid. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Brush some olive oil and garlic onto each bread slice, cut them diagonally into two and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 3 to 4 minutes till they are lightly toasted.
  2. Top each toasted piece with 1½ tablespoons of the topping cut into two equal pieces and serve immediately.

Nutrient values per piece
19 cal 0.6 gm 2.9 gm 0.6 gm 8.0 mg 0.3 mg 0.2 mg

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 on 11 Jun 13 12:55 PM