Bruschetta Salad Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 pounds large tomatoes (about 3), cut into thin wedges 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 ounces crusty Italian or French bread, preferably 
  • whole wheat, cut into 12 slices
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil leaves

How to make Bruschetta Salad

  1. Place tomatoes in salad bowl; sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss gently. Then drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar. Cover and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. 
  2. Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on a baking sheet and broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 1 minute on each side, or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Then rub each slice of bread with a cut clove of garlic and cut bread slices in half crosswise. 
  3. Add mozzarella, basil and toasted bread to tomatoes and  toss to blend well. 
  4. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 
  • 186 calories, 
  • 8.3g total fat, 
  • 2.9g dietary fiber, 
  • 9g protein, 
  • 21g carbohydrate, 
  • 513mg sodium