Roasted Tomato Bruschetta
My husband comes from a family with a long line of heart issues. It’s a concern, and rightfully so. I wanna keep him around for a long time. I like him, man. I really do.
I’m kinda used to him.
So not only do we take steps to limit the unhealthy choices that lead to heart disease, but we to try to include more foods that help promote a healthy heart. And tomatoes are at the top of that list.
So when Hunt’s contacted me about a recent about the heart health benefits of tomatoes, I was curious to see what they had to say. Did you know how healthy the tomato is? Here are just a few handy dandy facts about the heart lovin’ tomato…
• Research suggests that tomatoes and tomato products may offer protection from cardiovascular disease – one study revealed a significant lowering of blood pressure in some who consumed two servings of canned tomato products daily.
• According to one study, lycopene, known for it’s antioxidant properties, was shown to be two to three times more absorbed from canned tomato products than raw tomatoes.
• Tomatoes offer a significant source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Tomatoes contain more than twice the potassium of other common sources such as bananas, potatoes, milk or orange juice.
That’s something huh? All that in the simple tomato. Who knew?
And tomatoes are such an easy food to incorporate into our daily diet. With that said, this time of the year is always a challenge to eat responsibly, especially at parties. But here’s a yummy Roasted Tomato Bruschetta packed with flavor and all the goodness of tomatoes. So you can party, and not feel bad about enjoying something tasty too.
It’s simple too. I’m all about simple. Tasty + Simple + Healthy = No Brainer
You’ll need basic ingredients. The original recipe called for fresh basil and oregano, but all I had on hand was dried herbs so that’s what I used and it was fine a dandy. I think fresh is always a better choice for taste, but work with what you have.
In a bowl add the drained tomatoes, minced garlic, chopped onion, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil.
Spread evenly on a foiled lined pan sprayed with PAM® cooking spray. Roast in 325°F oven for 1.5 hour, stirring halfway through cooking time.
Can you see the difference? Not only do the flavors deepen but so do the colors.
Spread on your favorite toasted bread.
This stuff is mighty tasty y’all! Full of flavor. It would be great on a sandwich, maybe with some mozzarella? YUM! Or even used as a pasta sauce. Double yum!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy cooking!
Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Enjoy! Be sure to check out more heart healthy recipes over at Hunt’s.
(I was compensated by TheMotherhood.com to pass on this helpful information about Hunt’s Tomatoes. But no one paid me to say that the recipe up there rocks! It’s yummy y’all!)