Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

This healthy bruschetta recipe is low in calories, and high in nutrition.

In this article I will show you how to make bruschetta healthy enough to enjoy anytime… Without blowing your diet!

What to Serve with Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

I’ll show you how to make bruschetta recipes easy, and what bread for bruschetta.

This bruschetta recipe has been on the Lose Weight By Eating website for years, and is even in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating!

Learn how to make bruschetta recipes easy, and healthy…

Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

So… how do you make bruschetta healthy?

In the printable recipe card you will find a low calorie bruschetta tomato recipe. And in the sections leading up to the recipe card you will find tips and tricks to make a bruschetta recipe easy and low calorie!

What you’ll find in this article:

  • Bruschetta Recipe Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Bruschetta Healthy
  • Healthy Bruschetta Recipe (recipe card!)
  • What to Serve Bruschetta With

I’ll share what kind of bruschetta bread to use, and my easy bruschetta recipe. Plus bruschetta calories and nutrition.

In this article for healthy bruschetta recipe I’ll show you how to make an easy bruschetta recipe that is also low calorie!

Bruschetta Recipe Ingredients

So… What is bruschetta?

Often people think bruschetta means the tomato mixture you make atop bruschetta bread. But the term actually refers to toasted bread rubbed with garlic and often topped tomatoes and herbs. (1)

In this section we will review what is in bruschetta, and what is bruschetta bread.

Most of the calories in bruschetta come from the bread… But I will show you how to enjoy this delicious dish without guilt in the sections below!

Bruschetta Recipe Shopping List:

  • Sourdough baguette
  • Garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Basil

Now that you know what is in bruschetta, we can move onto how to make bruschetta.

I recommend you take a screen shot of the shopping list above to make your grocery shopping easier!

Special Tip: The recipe card below has exact measurements!

How to Make Bruschetta

Here, I’ll show you how to make a bruschetta recipe low calorie and healthy.

We lean heavily on the bruschetta tomatoes to boost nutrition and lower calories.

Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

This bruschetta best recipe is ideal as a side dish… Served alongside a lean protein it helps round out a healthy dinner, and you won’t be tempted to over eat up all the bread. More on healthy ways to serve Bruschetta below.

How to Make Bruschetta:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the sliced baguette to a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 7-13 minutes, check after 5 minutes and keep an eye on them.
  3. Remove from the oven; allow bread to cool for a couple of minutes.
  4. Once cooled enough to handle rub gently with the garlic clove on one side of each slice of bread.
  5. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  6. In a casserole dish combine oil and chopped tomatoes and roast for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove bruschetta tomatoes from the oven, add the onions and basil let cool slightly before serving tomatoes for bruschetta over the prepared bread.

Now that you have the directions on how to make bruschetta, I’ll share the recipe card. There you can find more bruschetta recipe information, plus exact measurements and bruschetta calories.

Up next, the sharable recipe card on how to make a bruschetta recipe…

Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

In this section I will share my low calorie recipe. And attached to the recipe card is a video of Rachael Ray and I making my Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken!

In the following section I will share recipes to serve with your healthy new bruschetta dish…

Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

Lose Weight By Eating
This low calorie bruschetta recipe is easy to make an absolutely delicious!
You can serve this recipe for bruschetta as an appetizer, though I recommend it as a side dish along side a chicken dish. It's the perfect balance of vegetables and carbs.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 218 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 sourdough baguette thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup basil ripped into small pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the sliced baguette to a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 7-13 minutes, check after 5 minutes and keep an eye on them.
  • Remove from the oven; allow bread to cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Once cooled enough to handle rub gently with the garlic clove on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a casserole dish combine oil and chopped tomatoes and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Remove bruschetta tomatoes from the oven, add the onions and basil let cool slightly before serving over the prepared bread.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 3slicesCalories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6.4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 389mgPotassium: 342mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 4.6gCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Side Dish, vegan
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I was able to cut 100’s of calories by reducing the amount of olive oil. I also added in extra zero calorie basil and garlic to boost flavor without adding calories or fat!

You can use gluten free bread if you like, I have found some lovely gluten-free baguettes in the natural freezer section of my grocery store. Sure they are expensive… But they also freezer well so you won’t have waste (or over snacking).

In the next section I will share some low calorie main dishes to serve this low calorie recipe with…

What to Serve Bruschetta With

I recommend serving this recipe as a side dish. It goes great with chicken, meatballs, even grilled sausage!

Here are some low calorie, high nutrition recipes to serve with our low calorie recipe above.

What to Serve with Healthy Bruschetta Recipe
What to Serve with Healthy Bruschetta Recipe
What to Serve with Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

Final Thoughts

Here at Lose Weight By Eating we have one rule… make the low calorie version as delicious, if not more, than the full fat version.

Life is too short to remove your favorite meals from your diet… And let’s be honest, removing your favorite meals always leads to binge eating and diet quitting. Why not just find a healthy new way to serve your favorite recipes?!

I was able to cut 100’s of calories from this recipe just by reducing the amount of olive oil. I added flavor with green onions, and extra zero calorie basil and garlic.

If you’re looking to cut calories even more, serve the tomato mixture over chicken instead of bread!

And for more low calorie, high nutrition dishes see below. We work tirelessly to bring you all of your favorite dishes in a healthy new way.

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