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Bruschetta II

Bruschetta II

Maryanne

This Italian appetizer made of bread, fresh spinach, and some other goodies is great for serving at parties. A French baguette is a long, narrow loaf of French bread. I like to garnish the bruschetta with more basil.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 529 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 39.7 g
  • 61%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Arrange the bread slices on a non-stick cookie sheet.
  2. In an electric blender or food processor combine the spinach, Parmesan, almonds, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend until a paste forms. Pulse in 2 tablespoons olive oil; continue pulsing until the mixture is the consistency of soft butter.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine chopped tomatoes, green onion and 1 tablespoon olive oil; stir.
  4. Bake the bread slices for 5 minutes or until crisp and brown.
  5. Arrange toast on a serving platter. Spread each piece of toast with a thin layer of the blended pesto, then top with the tomato mixture.
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Reviews

Carmela McCleary
28
12/9/2003

This was relatively easy to make (and quick cleanup- just my processor)and was a hit at a dinner party. I was a little unsure of how they would be recieved because it did not look like traditional bruschetta, but they are SO much tastier and there were no leftovers. I added some diced mozzarella to the tomato mixture for that complimentary taste. I will definately make these again...One problem though- the recipe made way too much pesto, and i did not even use the requested amount of almonds. Thanks for the recipe, Maryanne.

tperry123
21
3/27/2003

This was definitely a big hit at my family gathering. Most said it was the best bruschetta they ever had, and I would have to agree. I recommend purchasing a bag of pre-washed spinach leaves situated at the grocery store next to the bags of salad - more simple that way.

MHOOVER
16
12/9/2003

Wonderful recipe. I made mine in the blender this time but I believe it will be easier in the food processor (a little "gummy" to begin in the blender). Definitely will make again!!!