Last updated: Sep 13, 2011
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6 thin slices whole-grain French baguette or Italian bread+
1 garlic clove+
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive oil+
3 plum tomatoes, chopped+
3 fresh basil leaves, chopped =
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar =
Pinch each of salt and pepper =
Whole-Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil


You say tomato, I say yum! Nothing is better than juicy, ripe tomatoes in the summer. Now's the time to enjoy them fresh from the market or your garden. Here's a dish I like to serve—so simple, you'll want to make it all season long.

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or until toasted. Remove from oven.

2. Cut the garlic clove in half and rub on each slice. Drizzle slices with 1 tbsp. of the olive oil. Toss the tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and remaining oil in a bowl. Spoon onto slices. Season with salt and pepper. (2 servings, 176 calories each)