Friday, January 31, 2014

Homemade Brushetta (Gluten-Free)

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Why is game day food so bad for you? I know, I know. Because it's so incredibly tasty and it's a known fact that the bad stuff often tastes the best. Now I love my fair share of cheese fries, buffalo wings and Mozzarella sticks, but I also prefer some lighter options to be thrown into the mix as well.
If you're like me and want a healthier option available for the Super Bowl this weekend, homemade bruschetta is the way to go. You can have it prepared in 5 minutes, plus it's perfect for a crowd and something everyone will enjoy. I personally won't be watching the Super Bowl this year since my team (the Giants) had a less than stellar year...and if I do, it will solely be for the commercials. But I still might help myself to some tasty (and healthy!) treats since it's the perfect excuse to do so. Have a great weekend!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can plain petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Crackers, for serving
Combine tomatoes, pepper, salt, garlic powder, basil leaves, onion and olive oil in a bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers.

Source: My Mom

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