Westside Bruschetta

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 166


1 baguette with sesame seeds
4 - 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Romano cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch
2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3 green onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, asiago, or gorgonzola cheese
4 ounces mushrooms, cut into 1/8-inch slices
4 ounces prosciutto or smoked ham, cut into 1/2-inch strips
freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese


Slice the baguette lengthwise into halves. Place cut-side-up on a baking sheet. Combine the olive oil, garlic, 1 tablespoon Romano cheese and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Spread over the cut sides of the bread halves. Arrange the bell peppers, tomatoes and green onions on each bread half. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. Top with the mushrooms and prosciutto. Bake at 350° for 5–10 minutes or until the cheese melts. Broil for 2–3 minutes or just until the cheese begins to brown. Cut into 2-inch slices. Sprinkle with freshly grated Romano cheese.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 166
Calories from Fat: 127

This Westside Bruschetta recipe is from the Best of the Best from The Northeast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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