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A Better Bruschetta

An oil-free appetizer that celebrates the fresh flavors of veggies and herbs without the added fat.

  • Author: Chef AJ
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
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  • 2 cups tomato, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, rinsed, chopped
  • 1 cup basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomato powder
  • 3 tsp garlic, fresh, minced


  1. Place all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Serve with baked whole wheat pita chips or toasted bread.

Notes: You can chop the ingredients by hand, or you can place ALL of the ingredients in a large bowl and use a chopping tool like an ulu or mezzaluna and chop them all together at once. A food processor is not recommended.

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Chef AJ

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 45 years. She was the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which aired on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is the author of three bestselling books, The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss:  A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry, Own Your Health and The 10th Anniversary Edition of Unprocessed. She also broadcasts CHEF AJ LIVE! on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter daily.