Health

Toasts with Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Toasts with Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Photo: Kana Okada

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small fennel bulb, peeled and shaved very thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices crusty bread
  • 1/2 cup herbed goat cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • Chopped fennel fronds

Preparation


Preheat oven to 350°. Combine 1 peeled and shaved fennel bulb, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Brush an additional 2 teaspoons olive oil evenly over bread slices; place on a cookie sheet. Toast in oven until lightly crisp and browned (10-12 minutes). Spread 2 tablespoons softened, herbed goat cheese evenly over each bread slice; top with 1/3 cup fennel slices, 2 tablespoons julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes, and a few chopped fennel fronds.


  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 toast, 2 tablespoons goat cheese, 2 tablespoons tomatoes, and 1/3 cup fennel)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 225
Fat per serving: 12g
Saturated fat per serving: 5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 9g
Carbohydrate per serving: 21g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 13mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 585mg
Calcium per serving: 77mg

Good to Know

Fennel, a natural breath freshener, is also a great source of potassium, which can help prevent muscle cramping.

 

David Myers