Crostini with tomato-basil topping

Crostini with tomato-basil topping
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Recipe for Crostini with Tomato Basil Topping. This classic easy to make snack or appetizer combines the winning flavors of healthy fresh ripe tomatoes, basil , garlic, feta, olives and olive oil.


  • 1 loaf (about 9 ounces) French or Italian bread (about 20 inches long)
  • 1-1/4 cup feta cheese, finely crumbled (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 large, fully ripened, fresh Florida tomato, seeded and chopped (about 1-1/4 C)
  • 1/4 cup pitted and chopped black olives (preferably imported)
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped


  1. Makes about 20 Crostini
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Slice bread on the diagonal in 1-inch slices and place on a shallow baking pan in a single layer. Bake until toasted, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and press about 1 tablespoon feta cheese on each slice. In a bowl, combine tomato, olives, basil, balsamic vinaigrette and garlic until blended. Top bread slices with tomato mixture, dividing evenly. If desired, garnish each slice with a peeled, cooked small shrimp or a sliver of prosciutto. Serve immediately.
  4. Per piece: 72 calories 2 g protein 3 g fat 10 g carbohydrate