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RecipeCheddar Cheese Toasts with Spiced Tomato Chutney

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 173
  • Protein: 8.5g
  • Total Fat: 4g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5g
  • Total Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 495mg

These bruchetta toasts are an upscale (and healthier) alternative to grilled cheese sandwiches. You can make them with whatever cheese and toppings you have on hand. Make a variety and serve them at your next party. Try Mozzarella Cheese Toast with Spinach and Herb Pistou or Southern Pimento Cheese Toasts with Collard Greens and Caramelized Onions.

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This recipe makes 15 Servings
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1½ teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 whole-wheat or multi-grain baguette (1 pound, 11 oz), cut diagonally into ½-inch-thick slices (about 30 slices)
  • Extra virgin olive oil spray
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro (optional), for garnish
Preparation:

FOR THE TOMATO CHUTNEY

Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté ginger and garlic with red pepper flakes and salt until fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add plum tomatoes, honey and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 27 minutes, until thick.

(Makes about 1 cup)

FOR THE TOASTS

Arrange the oven rack to right under the heat source, and preheat  oven to 400˚. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the slices of baguette on the sheet. Spray with cooking spray and toast for 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges.

To assemble, place 1½ teaspoons of grated cheese on each slice of toast and place back in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until melted. Top with ½ teaspoon of chutney and cilantro for garnish, if desired. Serve.