Veggie Bruschetta


This healthy appetizer features roasted vegetables on whole grain bread.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
36 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 small red and/or yellow sweet peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1/2 or a medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh basil

  • 16 ounces loaf whole-grain baguette

  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, sweet peppers, onion wedges and garlic. Add oil, kosher salt and black pepper; toss to coat. Transfer tomato mixture to a foil-lined shallow roasting pan.

  2. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and slightly charred on the edges, stirring twice. Cool slightly on a wire rack.

  3. Transfer tomato mixture to a food processor. Cover and pulse with several on-off turns until tomato mixture is chopped but still slightly chunky. Stir in balsamic vinegar and thyme. Stir in basil just before serving.

  4. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice a 16-ounce whole grain baguette crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 36 slices). Lightly coat bread slices with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, turning once. Cool on a wire rack.

  5. Top each bread slice with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable mixture. Thinly shave 2 ounces Parmesan cheese. Place a piece or two of cheese atop veggie spread on each bread slice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 389IU 8%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 15mg 3%
Potassium 97mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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