Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Got Tomatoes? Try This Recipe
Herb-Tomato Crostini Makes about 20 appetizer servings 1/4 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, pressed 1 (8.5-oz.) French bread baguette, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt (large pinch or two small) 1/8 teaspoon pepper (or ‘small pinch’) 1 large tomato, finely chopped 3/4 cup finely chopped green onions 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese Tip: This is a great ‘make ahead’ recipe. If you make this mixture the night before and allow to sit in refrig in a bowl, the flavors will be greatly enhanced when you serve them the next day. Don’t top the bread until just before serving. (to prevent bread from becoming soggy). Another idea is to serve the topping in a bowl and serve cut bread in basket to side. That way guests can assemble themselves! Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together olive oil and garlic; brush on 1 side of each bread slice. Place bread slices, garlic sides up, on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Whisk together lemon juice and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add tomato and next 3 ingredients; gently toss to coat. Top each bread slice with tomato mixture (about 2 rounded teaspoonfuls each). Sprinkle with cheese.