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Mexican Bruschetta

mexican bruschetta Appetizer Mexican
Mexican Bruschetta
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 16

Enjoy this quick and easy bruschetta – a tasty Mexican twist on the traditional Italian appetizer.

Updated July 20, 2016

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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
155
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Sodium
214mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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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