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Valentine's Day Bruschetta Bites

I sliced some tomatoes, cut out the shapes with a tiny heart cookie cutter, and then chopped the scraps into little tomato bits to toss in the bowl. Toast some bread, add in some basil and olive oil, and you have yourself a easy topping for this decadent toast.

Course Appetizer
Category Easy Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 bites (depending on size of bread & amount of tomato mixture you add to each slice)
Calories 21 kcal
Author Melissa Rose

Ingredients

Tomato Mixture:

  • 3-4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil more or less to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Garlic Bread:

  • 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic crushed and minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. To create the heart shapes: slice 3 tomatoes in about 1/2 inch thick slices and cut out hearts with cookie cutter. I got about 4 hearts out of one tomato, but you can cut out as many as you'd like.
  3. After cutting out the shapes, take the scrap tomatoes and chop them into small bits. When you have about 1 cup of diced tomatoes (you may need to dice the fourth tomato), put them in a medium sized bowl and add 1 teaspoon of dry basil, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil (you may need to add more olive oil if your mixture is not well coated). Set bowl aside.
  4. Using a serrated knife, slice the bread in thick slices (1/2 - 3/4 inch) and place on a baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil and 3/4 teaspoon crushed garlic. Using a pastry brush, brush mixture on top of each slice of bread and bake at 450 degrees for 4-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned (this time can vary depending on ovens & type of bread, so keep a close eye on the oven to prevent burning).
  5. Once edges are lightly browned, remove from oven and top each slice with about 1 tablespoon of the tomato mixture.
  6. To finish, insert a toothpick into each tomato heart and poke into the top of each slice. Serve & enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Valentine's Day Bruschetta Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 44mg1%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.