Cinco de Mayo Bruschetta

Egg-free
Nut-free
Low-Calorie
Low-Carbohydrate
Low-Sodium
Vegetarian / Meatless
Dish type
Appetizer
Serves
20
Ready in
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced (1 cup)
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced (1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp. finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinaigrette dressing
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lime peel
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco (3 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 (16-oz.) French baguette

Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 2 teaspoons of the oil in a medium skillet. Heat over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables soften. Transfer to a small bowl.
  2. Add dressing, lime juice and lime peel to bell pepper mixture; mix well. Stir in queso fresco and 2 tablespoons of the chopped cilantro; set aside.
  3. Cut baguette diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 20). Lightly brush remaining 2 tablespoons oil on bread; arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Top each slice with 1 rounded tablespoon of bell pepper mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 110, Calories Fat , Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol , Sodium 180mg, Carbohydrate 15g, Protein 4g
Serving Size1
Calories110
Total Fat5g
Total Fat (extra)8
Saturated Fat1g
Saturated Fat (extra)5
Sodium180mg
Sodium (extra)8
Carbohydrate15g
Carbohydrate (extra)5
Fiber1g
Fiber (extra)4
Protein4g