Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Brushetta

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Serves 24

Ingredients

  • 8-10 slices Falls Brand Bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled
  • 3-4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1 1/3 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped leafy green lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Approximately 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 package (16-oz.) twin French bread loaves, cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup favorite crumble cheese, blue cheese or feta (optional)

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, stir together all topping ingredients; set aside.
  2. Brush olive oil on both sides of bread slices; place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F., turning once, for 7 minutes per side or until crisp and golden brown; cool.
  4. Spoon out 1 tablespoon topping on each toast round.

Notes

Tailgate Tip:

  • Prepare and refrigerate topping ingredients and bake toast rounds ahead of time. For best flavor, stir together topping ingredients just before serving. Analysis is for one piece.