Recipe of the Week - Italian Tomato Bruschetta   Here’s a low-calorie, low-fat version of the delicious appetizer


·          8 slices French or Italian bread, ½ inch / 1 cm thick

·          2 cloves garlic, halved

·          1 tsp / 5 mL olive oil

·          2 tbsp / 25 mL minced onion

·          1 large tomato, diced

·          Pinch dried oregano

·          Pinch freshly ground pepper

·          2 tsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese [optional]


Under broiler or in toaster oven, toast bread on both sides until brown.  Rub one side of hot toast with cut side of garlic.  While bread is toasting, heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and cook, stirring until tender.

Add tomato mixture over garlic side of hot toast and serve immediately.

Alternatively, sprinkle with Parmesan and [if using] broil for 1 minute. 


Makes 4 servings [2 slices each]