Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Bruschetta

Total Time
20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Don't let the simple sounding name of this brushetta fool you, it tastes fantastic and looks gourmet. I made this for cChristmas eve last year for appetiziers. It was such a huge hit, I'm making it again this year. I did a little tweaking on the recipe but, I'm doubling this recipe for Christmas this year.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 -10 slices crisp bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled (I used a whole package of bacon)
  • 3 -4 roma tomatoes, seeded chopped fine
  • 1 cup leafy greens, chopped fine (I use romaine with the veiny middle cut out)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • 12 loaf French bread, cut into 1/4 inch slices

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a bowl mix together topping ingredients set aside.
  3. Brush oil on both sides of bread slices.
  4. Place on baking sheet turn once, for 5-7 minutes per side until crisp and golden brown (keep a close eye on bread it takes no time to burn!).
  5. When bread is golden brown remove from oven and spoon about 1 tablespoon (or more) on each toast.
  6. *For best flavor DO NOT make topping ahead of time. This tastes much better if you mix the topping ingredients together just before you serve it.
  7. *Also I'm just guessing the amount of servings this makes. Sorry about that--I got this recipe off the net somewhere and it didn't specify servings.

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WOW! Thank you so much for such a great recipe, delish #2! Instead of using only 1/2 loaf of french bread, we used two very thin loaves of soft sesame French bread and cut sub-style, using the larger pieces instead of cutting the traditional way. Also, we used a whole pound of bacon (we LOVE bacon! :) and just upped all the other ingredients a tad. I don't think I used a whole third cup of olive oil either, more like 2 tablespoons was enough for a light brusing on all. Again, thanks for such a delicious and semi-healthy meal that the whole family loved!

God's_sugarcookie January 06, 2007

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