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Recipe Information

Servings 8
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 5 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Tomato; Bread
Category Fruit; Rice & Grains; Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Appetizer; Side Dish
Subtype Dip/Spread
Cuisine Italian
Cook Method Baking
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; Vegetarian


  • 8 plum tomatoes 

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 

  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 

  • 2 cloves garlic 

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus additional oil for bread

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt  

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  

  • 1 loaf French bread 



  • Preheat the oven 350�F.

  • Wash the tomatoes, and cut each tomato in half. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and dice the tomatoes and add to a mixing bowl.

  • Mince the garlic and chop the basil.

  • Add the basil, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil to the bowl, and toss to mix well.

  • Add the black pepper and salt, and stir to combine the mixture.

  • Slice the French bread into 1/2 inch-thick slices. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet, and brush additional olive oil onto the slices.

  • Place the baking sheet into the oven, and toast until the slices are slightly browned.

  • Serve the bread with the bowl of tomatoes.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 197 cal

  • Total fat: 3g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 3mg

  • Sodium: 480mg

  • Potassium: 234mg

  • Carbohydrate: 35g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 9g