Pork On Your Fork: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Brushetta

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

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

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Cooking Directions

New USDA Guidelines
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 degrees F., turning once, for 7 minutes per side or until crisp and golden brown; cool. Spoon about 1 tablespoon topping on each toast round.*

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.

Analysis is for one piece.

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Serving Suggestions

Turn this popular flavor combination into bite-size appetizers.  Great as a starter for Italian Marinaded Pork Chops or Italian-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.

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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

Random Safety Tip:

Cover a plate with plastic wrap to carry pork to the grill. Throw away. Use the clean plate carry food back in!

Recipe from: PorkBeInspired.com

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