Sausage, Grilled Pepper, and Tomato Bruschetta

Quick look

  • prep 20 min    cook 30 min
  • serves 10
Sausage, Grilled Pepper, and Tomato Bruschetta Sausage, Grilled Pepper, and Tomato Bruschetta


  • 1 medium ciabatta loaf or medium French bread
  • 1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 2 ounces chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato relish or chutney
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed Black pepper

    How to make it  50 minutes

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wrap the ciabatta bread in foil and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Preheat the oven broiler to high.

  • 2

    When the broiler is hot, place the peppers skin side up on a baking tray and broil until the flesh softens and the skin begins to blister and char, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a plastic zipper bag, seal, and set aside until cool enough to handle.

  • 3

    While the peppers are cooling, sauté the chorizo sausage slices in a small skillet until the oil runs out and the sausage slices start to crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.

  • 4

    Place the chorizo in a bowl and add the tomatoes, relish or chutney, and basil. Remove the cooled peppers from the bag and peel away their skins. Roughly chop the flesh and add to the bowl. Season lightly with pepper and mix well. Set aside while you prepare the toasts.

  • 5

    Cut the baked ciabatta across into 5 pieces, then cut each piece in half horizontally. Mix the olive oil with the garlic and brush this mixture onto the cut sides of the ciabatta pieces. Place them cut side up under the broiler and toast until golden and crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  • 6

    Top the toasted ciabatta with the pepper and chorizo mixture and serve immediately.

Healthy Cooking Tip

For a vegetarian topping, omit the chorizo and sprinkle the pepper and tomato mixture with 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts. Or, replace the chorizo with 2 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese.


Chorizo is a popular Spanish sausage made with pork and pimiento, a Spanish pepper. Though chorizo has a high fat content, this can be substantially reduced by using a small amount and by sautéing the sausage in a dry pan and draining it well.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from Fat: 23
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 387mg
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g

  • Exchanges: starch 1 1/2, vegetable 1
  • Excellent source of thiamine, vitamin C. Good source of folate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin A.

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.

Funny Jokes

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

Funny Jokes

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

Funny Jokes

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


Funny Jokes

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.