Bruschetta with Roasted Peppers & Mozzarella

Bruschetta with Roasted Peppers & Mozzarella

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September 1998

Roasting peppers intensifies their natural sweetness and gives them a depth of flavor that marries beautifully with the mild cheese in this pretty antipasto.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 4 roasted bell peppers, peeled, seeded and sliced (2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 1/2-inch-thick slices whole-wheat country bread
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

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  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine roasted peppers, basil and vinegar in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toast or grill bread slices lightly. Rub both sides of the bread with the cut sides of the garlic. Place bread on a baking sheet; top with rthe oasted peppers. Lay mozzarella strips on a diagonal over the roasted peppers and drizzle with oil.
  4. Broil bruschetta 6 inches from the heat source until the cheese melts and starts to brown. Serve hot.
  • Tip: How to Oven-Roast Peppers 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a wire rack on a large baking sheet. Arrange whole bell peppers on the rack. 2. Roast peppers in the center of the oven, turning occasionally with tongs, until blackened in places, 30 to 40 minutes. 3. Transfer the peppers to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let steam for 10 minutes. Uncover and let cool. 4. With a paring knife, remove stems, skins and seeds. If serving as antipasto, combine accumulated juices with peppers.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 118 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 1105 IU vitamin A; 58 mg vitamin C; 101 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 210 mg sodium; 141 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat

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