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Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta

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Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 18 min
  • Servings 12
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A quick, easy and elegant way to enjoy the flavors of fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese, capers and bell peppers.

Ingredients

4
slices hard-crusted Italian or French bread, 1/2 inch thick
1
jar (7 ounces) roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1/2-inch strips
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
2
tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
1
tablespoon capers, drained, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 450ºF. Place bread on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 Mix remaining ingredients except capers. Spoon onto bread.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges of bread are golden brown. Cut each bread slice lengthwise into thirds. Sprinkle with capers.
Tips  

Capers are flower buds from the Mediterranean caper bush. These small buds are picked, dried in the sun and pickled in vinegar brine. They make great additions to salads and appetizers, such as this bruschetta.

Use 1 cup chopped tomatoes instead of the roasted peppers and chopped fresh basil leaves instead of the parsley for another great appetizer idea.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
(
Saturated Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
160 mg
Potassium
40 mg
Total Carbohydrate
5 g
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
)
Protein
1 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
24%
24%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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