Turn this popular flavor combination into
bite-size appetizers with an Italian twist.
Bacon, Lettuce and
- 8 to 10 slices bacon, crispy cooked and
3 to 4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1 1/3
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-ounce) twin French bread loaves, cut in 1/4-inch
1/3 cup favorite crumble cheese, blue cheese or feta (optional)
- In medium bowl, stir together all topping
ingredients; set aside.
- Brush olive oil on both sides of bread
slices; place on baking sheet.
- Bake at 400°F (205°C), turning
once, for 7 minutes per side or until crisp and golden brown;
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon topping on each
Makes about 24 appetizers.
* Or, serve topping in a small bowl, surrounded
by the toast rounds.
Tailgate Tip: Prepare and refrigerate topping
ingredients and bake toast rounds ahead of time. For best flavor,
stir together topping ingredients just before serving.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24
of recipe): Calories: 68 calories; Protein: 2 grams; Fat: 5 grams;
Sodium: 121 milligrams; Cholesterol: 2 milligrams; Saturated
Fat: 1 grams; Carbohydrates: 6 grams; Fiber: 1 grams
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy
of Pork: The Other White Meat.