Athenian-Style Bruschetta

A Greek spin on an Italian appetizer! Fresh bell peppers, salty olives and tangy feta top toasted baguette slices.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 30

Ingredients

1
loaf (18 inch) baguette French bread (8 oz), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 30)
3
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2
cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
3
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4
cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
20
pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped (1/3 cup)
1/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (1 oz)
3
tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 15x10-inch pan with sides, place bread slices in single layer. Using pastry brush, lightly brush tops of slices with about 2 tablespoons of the oil. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Add bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt, oregano and thyme. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3 Transfer vegetables to medium bowl. Add vinaigrette and olives; stir until vegetables are coated.
  • 4 Top each bread slice with 1 teaspoon vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    45
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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