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Garlic Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella

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Garlic Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Organic tomatoes, fresh mozarella and basil top baguette slices for a delicious appetizer you can serve in less than 30 minutes.
Updated May 31, 2007

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Crostini are simply small, thin slices of toasted bread that are brushed with olive oil. Rubbing the crostini with garlic cloves imparts extra flavor.
  • tip 2
    Arrange these tempting, impressive appetizers on a pretty platter, and garnish with sprigs of fresh basil.

Nutrition

45 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
45
Calories from Fat
15
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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