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Tomato Basil Crostini

tomato basil crostini Dinner Italian
Tomato Basil Crostini
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 32

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

Updated October 8, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

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  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

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

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