Tomato Basil Crostini

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4 servings

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  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each half of bread into 6 equal slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil, and if desired, sprinkle with minced garlic.
  • 2. Bake about 5-7 min or until bread slices are crisp and lightly golden.
  • 3. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil; fill a large bowl with ice and cold water.
  • 4. With a small sharp knife, make a small "x" incision on the bottom of each tomato. Place the tomatoes in the boiling water for 30 seconds; remove tomatoes with large, slatted spoon and immediately place in water with ice. Once cool peel the skins off the tomatoes
  • 5. Cut tomatoes crosswise in half and squeeze out the seeds; coarsely chop.
  • 6. In a medium bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic and oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 30-60 min., or refrigerate for later use.
  • 7. To serve, spoon topping onto each slice of bread; sprinkle with cheese and garnish with basil leaves. The crostini may be served warm or at room temperature.

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