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Roasted Yellow Pepper Bruschetta

Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 62g / 2.2ozDiced seeded plum tomatoes
1/3 cup 13g / 0.5ozThinly-sliced fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon 15mlBalsamic vinegar
5 tablespoons 75mlOlive oil
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
2   Yellow bell peppers (large)
4   Country-style bread, 1/2" thick
  = (ea slice abt 5" by 2 1/2")
1   Asiago cheese - (3 oz) - shaved into strips
4 tablespoons 60mlFreshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Instructions

Blend first 3 ingredients and 3 tablespoons oil in small bowl. Season topping with salt and pepper.

Char bell peppers over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides. Enclose in paper bag; let stand 10 minutes. Peel, seed, and slice peppers.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange bread slices on baking sheet; brush with 2 tablespoons oil. Top bread with peppers and cheese shavings. Bake until Asiago melts, about 12 minutes.

Transfer bruschetta to plates. Spoon on tomato topping; sprinkle with Parmesan.

This recipe yields 4 first-course servings.

Bon Appetit, September 2002


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