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.
- 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
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 loaf French bread, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a bowl mix together topping ingredients set aside.
- Brush oil on both sides of bread slices.
- 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!).
- When bread is golden brown remove from oven and spoon about 1 tablespoon (or more) on each toast.
- *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.
- *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.
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!