A gratin is any dish topped with cheese or breadcrumbs mixed with butter, then heated until browned—but it needn’t be heavy. This one has plenty of garden-fresh tomatoes and herbs, a touch of full-flavored cheese and a crispy crumb topping.
|Prep Time:||20 minutes|
|Ready in:||30 minutes|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|4 slices whole-grain bread , torn into quarters|
|1 tablespoon minced garlic|
|1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil|
|1/3 cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese|
|4 medium tomatoes , sliced|
|1/4 cup chopped fresh basil|
|1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a shallow 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Place bread in a food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add garlic, oil and cheese; pulse to combine. Spread the seasoned breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, layer tomato slices in the prepared baking dish, sprinkling each layer with basil, pepper and salt. Bake the tomatoes for 10 minutes; sprinkle with the toasted breadcrumbs, and bake for 10 minutes more. Serve immediately.
Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, low sat fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart healthy, healthy weight.
|Servings Per Recipe: 6|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||128 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||1|
|Carbohydrates:||17 g||Dietary Fiber:||2 g||Cholesterol:||4 mg|
|Fat:||4 g||Sodium:||303 mg||Saturated Fat:||1 g|
|Protein:||5 g||Potassium:||255 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||2 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Vitamin A & Vitamin C (20% daily value).|
|Exchanges:||1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat|