I had this in an Italian Restaurant close to home. This is my version. Make extra because these little treats disappear rather quickly.
Original recipe makes 8 servings
1 French baguette, cut into diagonal 1/2 inch slices
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, halved
6 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 bunch fresh basil, julienned
1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- Preheat the oven’s broiler. Brush the slices of bread lightly with olive oil, and place on a baking sheet. Toast under the broiler for about 3 minutes. Watch carefully. Rub each crostini with a garlic clove for flavor.
- Place the tomatoes into a medium bowl, and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place the crostini on a serving tray. Top each one with a slice of mozzarella cheese, cover with a spoonful of tomatoes, and garnish with fresh basil.
Calories: 385 kcal
Carbohydrates: 35.9 g
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Fat: 18.4 g
Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 17.6 g
Sodium: 453 mg