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Tomato Crostini

Tomato Crostini Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

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 clove, minced
  • 4 (1-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 garlic clove, halved

Preparation


Preheat oven to 375º.

Combine first 9 ingredients.

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

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



    Plum tomatoes usually have better flavor and are less watery than other tomatoes during the off season, so they are great for this recipe. If you're without a baking sheet, carefully arrange the bread slices directly on the oven rack.
  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 2 bread slices and about 1/3 cup tomato mixture)

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

Good to Know

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