How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta

This toast snack makes a great precursor to an Italian or French meal.

Ingredients

Servings: 16 slices

16 diagonal slices French baguette, 1/2″ thick
1/4 cup olive oil plus 1 tbsp. olive oil
8 to 10 large cloves garlic
1 7.5 oz. jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1/2″ strips
2 tbsp. Chopped flat-leaf parsley or 1 tsp parsley flakes
2 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Steps

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta1.Preheat the oven to 375°F.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta2.Arrange the bread on a cookie sheet.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta3.Scoop 1 teaspoon olive oil out of the 1/4 cup. Drizzle on a piece of bread. Repeat for the rest of the bread.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta4.Bake until golden brown. This should take about 4 minutes.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta5.Flip the bread over. Place back in over until golden brown (again, about 4 minutes).

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta6.Take the bread out of the oven.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta7.Cut each clove of garlic in half. Rub the cut side all over the top, bottom, and crust of the toasted bread.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta8.Place peppers, parsley, cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix well.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta9.Spoon onto toast.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta10.Arrange and serve.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta11.Finished.

Tips

1.If desired, you can toast the bread up to a day before serving. If this is the case, cool the bread, then place in an airtight container at room temperature.

2.Use a serrated or sharp bread knife to cut the baguette. It’s most effective to use a back and forth movement instead of simply pressing down.

3.Substitute 1 cup chopped tomato instead of the roasted red bell peppers if desired.

4.Consider adding 2 tablespoons drained capers

Things You’ll Need

Cookie sheet
Bread knife
Cutting board

goodfoodchannel