Shallots are the special ingredient in this easy, filling bruschetta. The tomato mixture tastes best when prepared ahead of time and chilled for approximately 1 hour.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the roma tomatoes, minced garlic, shallots, basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup olive oil.

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  • Place the slivered garlic and 1/4 cup olive oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Discard garlic.

  • Toast the bread slices, and brush with the olive oil heated with garlic. Top slices with the roma tomato mixture.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 16.7g 5% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 168.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious! However, the second time I made them, I prepared the mixture the night before so the flavors could develop, and it was twice as good. This will be one of my favorites in the future. Thank you, Doreen. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2006
Needs something like a few more ingredients or maybe fewer tomatoes. Not bad. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious! However, the second time I made them, I prepared the mixture the night before so the flavors could develop, and it was twice as good. This will be one of my favorites in the future. Thank you, Doreen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
This recipes is wonderful, served it as an appetizer for New Years Eve. I thought it was a little bland. I added 2-3 tablespoons of balsalmic vinegar to the tomato basil mixture. Then after the bread was toasted and the tomato mixture was on the bread, I sprinkled shredded provolone cheese on top and put it back in the oven until the cheese was slightly melted. This disapeared as soon as we got it out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This made a beautiful presentation! Basil and tomatoes fresh from my father's garden along with the toasted bread. There was a little left over and the next day it smelled and tasted even more wonderful than it did the night before! The basil was a little wilted the next day though so next time I'll mix everything together but the basil the night before and then cut and add the basil just before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
what an elegant rendition for bruschetta! Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
I took the advise of a previous reviewer and made this the night before let the flavors blend. I did not add the basil until about an hour before I wasa going to serve this. I also let the chopped tomato sit in a strainer for quite a while to drain well. Our guests raved about this bruschetta! Thanks Doreen Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
This was delicious but we all adore bruschetta anyway! I didn't use the specified amount of oil for the tomato mixture I just drizzled and tossed until combined...maybe only 1-2 tablespoons...and it was plenty. I did away with the step of warming the oil and garlic. I have always made my bruschetta by just brushing the slices with olive oil and then rubbing a crushed garlic clove across the top. I put the toasts on a platter and let everyone spoon the tomato topping on top so the bread wouldn't get soggy. Someone at the table (not me!) had about 8 slices! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
Great recipe! I have picky tomato eaters so I used only 4 romas. The garlic shallot and basil was more pronounced this way. I cut down on some of fat by doing bread differently. I cut a garlic clove in half and rubbed it on the both sided of bread then toasted on my G. Foreman grill. I added shredded parmesan to top for a garnish. It was a big hit with my family! Will definately make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
Everything to like and nothing not to. Fresh simple ingredients with a tried and true blend of flavors. Simple and simply delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
I made this to take to a dinner and it was a bit hit. Everyone kept complimenting me on it. I actually made it the night before and so it could rest for a while. This will be my go-to bruschetta recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2006
Needs something like a few more ingredients or maybe fewer tomatoes. Not bad. Read More
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