Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Bruschetta

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I'm not a big fan of bruschetta, but I love this recipe, and so does everyone I've made it for! This is just as good as anything from a restaurant. This recipe takes longer the first few times you do it, before you really get the hang of it. It is a bit of work, but trust me, it's worth it! Most likely, you won't have leftovers.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 inch) baguette, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil for brushing, or as needed

  • 1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded

  • 1 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced cherry tomatoes

  • 6 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion

  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  2. Brush both sides of each baguette slice with extra-virgin olive oil. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler, about 1 minute per side; watch carefully to avoid burning. Remove toasted slices and set aside on baking sheet.

  3. Place red pepper halves, cut sides down, on a baking sheet; broil until skin is charred and blistered, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer pepper halves to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let peppers cool and strip off and discard blackened skin. Chop the roasted peppers.

  4. Mix chopped roasted red pepper, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onion, pesto, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic together in a bowl. Top each bread slice with about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and sprinkle each appetizer lightly with Parmesan cheese.

  5. Place bruschetta on baking sheet under broiler just until the topping is lightly browned and bubbly, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 32mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.