Recipe by Esmee Williams
"This is a wonderful combination of ripe plum tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, fresh garlic and arugula that together pack a punch when served on a slice of French bread."
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roma (plum) tomatoes
ground black pepper
arugula - rinsed, dried and chopped
sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
grated Parmesan cheese
I have prepared this recipe twice -- once in the summer and once in the winter. I have learned that for best results use ripe, fresh tomatoes from the vine. If your tomatoes have no flavor than this appetizer will suffer.
This is about a 3+, but it's too much work for an OK recipe. The bruschetta topping sold at Trader Joe's is every bit as good, and factoring in all the time this takes, cheaper.
This is delicious! I cut this recipe down to 4-5 servings. I used 3 plum tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 large clove garlic, 3 sun-dried tomatoes, small amount of chopped arugula, ground black pepper to taste and 1 tablespoon of grated cheese. This was so good, we ate it right out of the skillet served on french bread. I will make this again and next time I will try it chilled in the refrigerator.
I like the flavor of this bruschetta, although it's just a bit sweeter than I would prefer due to the sun-dried tomatoes. Also, I was a bit conservative with the arugula - I recommend using a lot! I was worried there would be too much liquid, even after I drained the tomatoes before tossing them into the skillet; however, after chilling in the refrigerator for about 10 hours, it was perfect.
loved the recipe but didn't like the cooking part. I think it should be fresh tasting if it is going to be a brushetta. I add the garlic, parmesan and olive oil to the food prossessor and made a pesto, then added then sundried tomatoes and gave it a course chop spread that on the bread and then added the fresh chopped tomatoes and garnished with a chiffonade of basil.
Skipped the sundried tomatoes and doubled the arugula. Came out perfect!
Refreshing! It was so nice to have a light, healthy and refreshing option at the holiday party. Even though it wasn't the first thing to go people appreciated having something a bit more healthy.
I made this raw and served it in endive leaves, and it was very good. I liked the use of the sun-dried tomatoes (I used fresh rather than oil-packed)--they added a nice texture. The arugula flavor didn't come through quite as much as I'd hoped, though. Next time, I'll add more and mix in some fresh basil.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jen's Tomato Arugula Bruschetta
Serving Size: 1/32 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 32
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 20
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