Sundried Tomato Bruschetta

(NC)—Add a little rustic Italian flavour to your suppertime tonight with this easy-to-prepare Bruschetta. Try substituting plain margarine or butter with Derlea’s new sundried tomato and herb spread – it’s trans-fat free and adds authentic flavour. And, here’s some great news you can feel good about: Derlea will donate 50 cents for every new spread purchased in Canada to Spread the Net, a Canadian organization that provides bed nets to families in Africa to prevent malaria. So, you can spread some flavour and save lives, too.All You Need:

Derlea sundried tomato spread

1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread


6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 ½ lbs.) 1 tsp of Derlea minced garlic, 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped2 tbsp olive oil. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Cheese – feta, goats cheese or mozzarella (optional)
All You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

2. While the oven is heating, finely chop the tomatoes. Combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil in a bowl, mix and set aside.

3. Slice baguette in ½ inch slices and generously spread with Derlea sundried tomato and herb spread.

4. Place bread on cooking sheet. Toast for 4-5 minutes or until the bread begins to crisp.

5. Spoon on the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheese.

6. Return back in oven for 2-3 minutes to warm and allow cheese to melt or soften, then serve.

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