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Mexican Bruschetta

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Enjoy this quick and easy bruschetta – a tasty Mexican twist on the traditional Italian appetizer.

Ingredients

16
slices (1/2 inch thick) baguette French bread
2
cloves garlic, peeled
1 1/2
cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/3
cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas), roasted, salted
1/3
cup crumbled cotija (white Mexican) cheese
1/3
cup olive oil
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
jalapeño chile, seeded, chopped
Additional roasted pumpkin seeds, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, turning once, until toasted.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor, place garlic. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients except additional pumpkin seeds. Cover; process until smooth.
  • 3 Spread mixture on toasted bread slices. Garnish with additional pumpkin seeds.
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, turning once, until toasted.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor, place garlic. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients except additional pumpkin seeds. Cover; process until smooth.
  • 3 Spread mixture on toasted bread slices. Garnish with additional pumpkin seeds.

Expert Tips

If you can't find cotija cheese, substitute freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
157.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9.0g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Cholesterol
6.2mg
2%
Sodium
249.6mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
15.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.2g
Protein
4.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4.40%
4%
Calcium
8.10%
8%
Iron
6.50%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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