Garlic Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella

Organic tomatoes, fresh mozarella and basil top baguette slices for a delicious appetizer you can serve in less than 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 24

24
slices (1/2 inch thick) baguette (about 8 oz)
1
to 2 tablespoons olive oil
2
large cloves garlic
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, drained
3/4
cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. On ungreased cookie sheet, place bread slices. Brush oil on slices of bread. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until very light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, stir together all remaining ingredients except garlic.
  • 3 Cut garlic cloves in half. Rub cut sides of garlic over toasted bread slices. Spoon mixture onto bread slices. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Crostini are simply small, thin slices of toasted bread that are brushed with olive oil. Rubbing the crostini with garlic cloves imparts extra flavor.

Arrange these tempting, impressive appetizers on a pretty platter, and garnish with sprigs of fresh basil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.