Introduction: Bellissima Bruschetta Nachos

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I'm a confirmed Bruschetta-holic... and I'm especially fond of fresh Tomato Bruschetta.

This savory Nacho adaptation tastes even BETTER than it looks. The herb-infused tortilla chips are lighter than traditional bread. The texture is fabulous and they deliver every bit of that sensational flavor you love and crave. 

This easy recipe makes 2 large appetizer servings. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup ripe Grape Tomatoes- quartered lengthwise (Roma tomatoes are a good substitute)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Basil- chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 Tablespoon minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
Toss all of the above ingredients together in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes, giving the flavors a chance to mingle.

Prepare your Tortilla chips following this recipe technique, using Italian Seasoning: https://www.instructables.com/id/Herb-infused-Gourmet-Tortilla-Chips/

When the seasoned Chips have baked, remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with the grated Mozzarella. Turn the oven on Broil and up the temperature to 500 degrees. Place the cheese-covered Chips back in for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.

Remove the chips from the oven and top each one equally with the tomato bruschetta mixture. Finish with a sprinkle of the remaining 1/4 cup grated Parmesan atop each Bruschetta Chip.

Return to the oven and broil briefly until the parmesan cheese is golden.




Comments

susanchen2011 (author)2012-06-28

I have tried it and love it very much. Thanks a lot.

bajablue (author)susanchen20112012-06-28

Thank you for such a nice comment, susanchen. I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe!

mprelle (author)2012-02-17

going to make this for the folks and tempt them to eat...mom is down to 107,,,maybe this will help...thanks msmims...

bajablue (author)mprelle2012-02-17

Darn... that's too thin. These nachos are super-delish... and the sloppy Joe Nachos are especially fantastic, (and fattening) too. JMO, of course.

Billieselene (author)2011-12-21

For those of us who are not truly "cooks" I would use Tostitos "Scoops" for the chips, get some fresh pico de gallo from the Publix produce section..... little clear plastic boxes with everything already chopped and mixed...... then over to the olive bar for a scoop of tampenade, a package of shredded "taco mix" chees and one of the shredded "5 cheese italian mix" and then presto bango... a delicious snack based on this wonderful recipe!

bajablue (author)Billieselene2011-12-21

Brilliant alternative!!!

sunshiine (author)2011-08-17

Set an extra plate for me, I am headed that way! I am starved!

bajablue (author)sunshiine2011-08-18

I'm sorry... I ate the whole thing... really. I would make more... just for you, though! ;-)

Of all the Nachomania recipes... this was my all-time, scrumpdillyiciuos fav!

Sometimes traditional bruschetta bread takes over the flavor. I love that the richness of the fresh tomatoes and Basil really pop on the herbed Tortilla Chips.

Dang... I made myself hungry just thinking about it! ;-P~ (That's me, drooling.;-)

sunshiine (author)bajablue2011-08-18

Thanks! I am back in the kitchen today drumming up one of my best cooking ible's. I sure hope to be pleased anyway. At least it is not too terribly hot today.

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