Lender’s Bagel Bruschetta Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Lender’s sent me some great recipes to share with you! Here’s one of them.

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (November 2009) – The months of November through January are stressful enough without adding the task of researching, preparing and creating new holiday meals. The following recipe from Lender’s Bagels allows for entertaining with ease, less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends.

Created by Kosher cooking expert Joy Devor of Far Rockaway, New York
Serves 6

  • 6 Lender’s® Bagels
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 6 Plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • ¼ cup Basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup Shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

Directions: Preheat oven to 400˚. Scoop out insides of bagels and cube the scooped out middle. Spread cubed pieces onto baking sheet and drizzle olive oil, garlic and salt evenly. Bake for 10 minutes or until toasted and light brown. In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, salt, pepper and vinegar. Toast outside of bagels lightly. Right before serving, combine the croutons (cubed bagel pieces) with the tomato mixture and pour into bagel shells. *Optional: sprinkle cheese over bagels on baking sheet and place in oven for 5 minutes until cheese melts.

Learn more about Lender’s Bagels at www.lendersbagels.com.

About Lender’s Bagels: The “Hole” Story

When he started boiling and baking bagels in the garage behind their family home in New Haven, CT, Harry Lender brought a bit of the old world to the new. Coming from a small town in Poland, his aspirations were to put a roof over his head and feed his family. Little did Mr. Lender know back in 1927 that he would start a bagel revolution and have his name reside in the grocery aisles of almost every town in America, making Lender’s THE name that consumers across the country associate with bagels.

Today, Marvin Lender of Woodbridge, CT, son of founder Harry Lender is delighted that Pinnacle Foods is so excited by the wildly popular brand: “I am very pleased to see the marketing support that Pinnacle Foods is giving to the Lender’s brand that consumers have identified with for over 82 years. The brand continues to represent quality and confidence in a long standing family name.”

Lender’s Bagels is a product of Pinnacle Foods Group LLC., a leading seller and manufacturer of nationally branded food products. Pinnacle has a strong portfolio of leading brands including Duncan Hines® Baking Mixes and Frozen Brownies, Vlasic® Pickles, Log Cabin® Syrup, Mrs. Butterworth’s® Syrup, Hungry-Man® Meals, Mrs. Paul’s® Seafood, Van de Kamp’s® Seafood, Lender’s® Bagels, Armour® Canned Meats, Swanson® Meals, Aunt Jemima® Frozen Breakfasts, Celeste® Pizza, and Open Pit® Barbeque Sauce.

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1 comment

pat.navymom December 17, 2009 - 5:59 am

Nothing better than a warm fresh bagel from the oven or a loaf of good Italian bread from the bakery BUT I am a purist. Bagels, lox, onions for bagels and butter or Italian coldcuts for the bread.


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