Tomato and Basil Crostini

Tomato and Basil Crostini

With just a few ingredients, these easy-to-make crostini are the perfect party appetizer or quick anytime snack!

Ingredients

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped plus additional for garnish
  • 1 loaf (about 13 ounces) ciabatta bread
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 garlic clove s, minced

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut loaf of bread lengthwise in half; cut each half crosswise into 6 equal pieces. Place bread in single layer on rimmed baking pan; brush cut side of bread with 2 tablespoons oil. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted.

2. In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Let stand at room temperature 30 to 60 minutes before serving.

3. To serve, spoon tomato mixture onto bread. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with basil leaves, if desired.

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Serves
4

Nutrition Information

Calories
336
Total Fat
14g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholestrol
0mg
Sodium
791mg
Carbs
34g
Fiber
3g
Protein
8g

 

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