Easy Bruschetta Recipe for Bell Pepper Bruschetta Crostini
Bell Pepper Bruschetta Crostini is a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Servings 4 Cups
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 bell peppers - red, orange, green and yellow bell peppers, finely chopped
- 1 onion, small red, or half of a large one, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, Roma, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
For the toasts:
- 1 long narrow loaf of Italian bread, sliced
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Heat the oil in a large skillet. add onion and bell peppers, all at once. Cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add garlic, tomato, balsamic vinegar and basil and cook 5 more minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve now, or refrigerate for later or freeze now.
IF SERVING NOW - Prepare the crostini toasts:
Lay out the Italian bread slices on a cookie sheet. Lightly brush each bread with olive oil. The new silicone brushes are great. They wash up really easy.
Put the cookie sheet under broil. Don't do anything else. Just stand there and keep checking the bread and don't let burn. It only takes a couple of minutes.
After the toasts are lightly browned, remove from the oven. They are ready to use anytime.
Pile high with bruschetta and serve!
You can make ahead and keep the toasts in the refrigerator for later use too. Like, if the party is tomorrow or in a few days.
When serving - if you have any extra fresh basil you can sprinkle some over the tops for garnish.
Cool completely to room temperature. Put in a freezer container and freeze up to 3 months.
TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours. Zap in the microwave for a few seconds to take the chill off. Prepare the crostini toasts as described above. Put some bruschetta on each toast and serve.
Serving: 4Ounces | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3980IU | Vitamin C: 159.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.9mg