Bruschetta with Shallots


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 cups


  • 12 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • salt to taste

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, cut into slivers

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices


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

  2. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
9g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* 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.