Roasted Pepper Tomato Crostini

Looking for an Italian appetizer? Then check out roasted pepper-tomato crostini – a crispy and cheesy snack to make-ahead of time when entertaining!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

18
slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
2
large tomatoes, diced (2 cups)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
jar (7 ounces) roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1/3
cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Grill bread uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until golden brown.
  • 2 Mix tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt and bell peppers. Spread tomato mixture on bread. Top each slice with about 1 teaspoon cheese.
  • 3 Cover and grill 4 to 6 inches from medium heat about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

Expert Tips

You can use provolone cheese instead of mozzarella.

Prepare the tomato topping and grill the bread several hours ahead if you are entertaining. Just before serving, spread the topping on the crostini and grill as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetize
Calories
65
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.