Rating: 4.5 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a wonderful combination of ripe plum tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, fresh garlic and arugula that together pack a punch when served on a slice of French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large saucepan. Place the roma tomatoes in the boiling water for about 1 minute to loosen the skins. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Peel, core, seed, and coarsely chop.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir the tomatoes with salt and pepper for 15 minutes.

  • Stir in the garlic and cook 5 minutes. Stir the arugula into the mixture, then remove skillet from heat. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

  • Gently fold the sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese into the mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

31 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 2.6g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 52.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I have prepared this recipe twice -- once in the summer and once in the winter. I have learned that for best results use ripe fresh tomatoes from the vine. If your tomatoes have no flavor than this appetizer will suffer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2009
This is about a 3 but it's too much work for an OK recipe. The bruschetta topping sold at Trader Joe's is every bit as good and factoring in all the time this takes cheaper. Read More
(10)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I have prepared this recipe twice -- once in the summer and once in the winter. I have learned that for best results use ripe fresh tomatoes from the vine. If your tomatoes have no flavor than this appetizer will suffer. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is delicious! I cut this recipe down to 4-5 servings. I used 3 plum tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large clove garlic 3 sun-dried tomatoes small amount of chopped arugula ground black pepper to taste and 1 tablespoon of grated cheese. This was so good we ate it right out of the skillet served on french bread. I will make this again and next time I will try it chilled in the refrigerator. Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I like the flavor of this bruschetta although it's just a bit sweeter than I would prefer due to the sun-dried tomatoes. Also I was a bit conservative with the arugula - I recommend using a lot! I was worried there would be too much liquid even after I drained the tomatoes before tossing them into the skillet; however after chilling in the refrigerator for about 10 hours it was perfect. Read More
(21)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2006
loved the recipe but didn't like the cooking part. I think it should be fresh tasting if it is going to be a brushetta. I add the garlic parmesan and olive oil to the food prossessor and made a pesto then added then sundried tomatoes and gave it a course chop spread that on the bread and then added the fresh chopped tomatoes and garnished with a chiffonade of basil. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2008
Skipped the sundried tomatoes and doubled the arugula. Came out perfect! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2009
This is about a 3 but it's too much work for an OK recipe. The bruschetta topping sold at Trader Joe's is every bit as good and factoring in all the time this takes cheaper. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2007
I made this raw and served it in endive leaves and it was very good. I liked the use of the sun-dried tomatoes (I used fresh rather than oil-packed)--they added a nice texture. The arugula flavor didn't come through quite as much as I'd hoped though. Next time I'll add more and mix in some fresh basil. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
Refreshing! It was so nice to have a light healthy and refreshing option at the holiday party. Even though it wasn't the first thing to go people appreciated having something a bit more healthy. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
Nice flavor. I forgot about this until two days later and the flavors were very nice. Can see making this again for a dinner party. Very easy to prepare. Read More
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