This is my low carb version of Tomato Basil Bruschetta originally made by Julia Child and made famous in the movie Julie & Julia. I can say that I never had Julia’s recipe but I have a pretty good imagination when it comes to what food might taste like and these are so seriously tasty as to boggle even my mind.
There are no fancy ingredients here except you will need a loaf of Carbalose Flour Bread. In the movie the bread was fried (I assume in olive oil) and so is mine. The color and evenness of frying is clearly evident as well as making it extremely crispy. You can use regular tomatoes which will weep a little as they marinate but the juices will not be used as only a hint of balsamic vinegar is needed anyway and that’s if you even decide to use it at all. I originally made this awhile ago and I didn’t have fresh basil. When I buy fresh basil, and don’t use all of it, I douse it with olive oil and freeze for later use in a sauce of some kind. So-I am showing both the old picture and the new one using fresh basil which I happen to have left over from making Green Beans Zucchini Basil Verde. I’m not even sure balsamic vinegar is original to the recipe so leave it out if you wish. I didn’t use it in my first version and did the second time. I personally think it’s better without it. I also think it would be better to have mixed the basil in with the tomatoes but since I love to eat it fresh, I piled it on top. Either way…
All my other Carbalose Recipes are listed at the bottom of the Carbalose Informational Page.
As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.
- 2 Pieces Carbalose Bread
- 3-4 T Olive Oil I Used 3 T Total But Don't Worry If You Have It Leftover (You Want It Fried)
- 1 Large Or 2 Small Seeded & Chopped Roma Tomatoes
- ½ t Crushed Garlic
- 1 t Balsamic Vinegar (Optional)
- ¼ t Salt
- 4-6 Leaves Basil Coarsely Chopped
- Slowly fry bread in olive oil, drain allowing it to cool, & it will not take long.
- Dice tomato and put into a small bowl.
- Mix in garlic and vinegar if using.
- Spread tomatoes over toast, sprinkle with salt, and top with basil.
- 2 Servings
- 281 Calories, 6.6g Protein, 25.9g Fat, 11.8g Carbs, 5.4g Fiber, 6.4g Net Carbs
- Nutritionals include 1 slice Carbalose bread.
- You can double or triple the recipe ad infinitum.
- You want to fry your bread to the color you see in the pictures making sure they are just normal sized thickness. Any thicker and they will not be completely crispy.
- I'm not kidding, this is as good as it looks.