Tomato Crostini Recipe

Plum tomatoes will often have better flavor and are less watery than other tomatoes throughout the off season, so that they are great for this recipe. If you are without a baking sheet, carefully arrange the bread slices directly on the oven rack.

Serve this guilt-free appetizer and reap the nutritious benefits! Tomatoes have lycopene, which will help fight disease.

Recipe Is: Meatless, Low Cholesterol, Low Saturated fats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pitted green olives
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic herb, minced
  • 4 (1-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 garlic herb, halved

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving 109
  • Caloriesfromfat per serving 23%
  • Fat per serving 2.8g
  • Saturated fat per serving 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving 0.7g
  • Protein per serving 3.1g
  • Carbohydrate per serving 18g
  • Fiber per serving 1.4g
  • Cholesterol per serving 0.0mg
  • Iron per serving 1mg
  • Sodium per serving 373mg
  • Calcium per serving 30mg
  • Calories per serving 109
  • Caloriesfromfat per serving 23%
  • Fat per serving 2.8g
  • Saturated fat per serving 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving 0.7g
  • Protein per serving 3.1g
  • Carbohydrate per serving 18g
  • Fiber per serving 1.4g
  • Cholesterol per serving 0.0mg
  • Iron per serving 1mg
  • Sodium per serving 373mg
  • Calcium per serving 30mg

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375o.

Step 2

Combine first 9 ingredients.

Step 3

Lightly coat each side of bread slices with cooking spray; arrange bread slices in one layer on the baking sheet. Bake at 375o for 4 minutes on both sides or until lightly toasted.

Step 4

Rub 1 side of bread slices with halved garlic; top evenly with tomato mixture.

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