Tomato Basil Crostini

Have this Italian appetizer ready in just 25 minutes – tomato, garlic, cheese and basil served over toasted French bread.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 32

32
slices French bread, 1/4 inch thick
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
3
roma (plum) tomatoes, diced (2 cups)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Place bread on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush 2 tablespoons of the oil on bread. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 Mix tomatoes, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the garlic, cheese, basil and salt. Place about 1 tablespoon tomato mixture on each warm bread slice.

Expert Tips

Omit 2 tablespoons of the oil, and don't toast the bread. Serve tomato mixture in a small glass bowl, and let guests help themselves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.