Prepare tomato topping up to two days ahead; cover and store in the refrigerator. Toast bread slices one day ahead; store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Credit: Jennifer Davick

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes about 20 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Green Tomato-Fresh Herb Crostini: Substitute 1 finely chopped large green tomato for red tomato. Proceed with recipe as directed.

  • Fresh Herb-Tomato Tabbouleh Salad: Omit first 3 ingredients. Decrease feta cheese to 1/4 cup. Prepare tomato mixture as directed in Step 2; drain. Reserve seasoning packet from 1 (25-oz.) tabbouleh salad mix for another use. Pour tabbouleh mix into a large bowl; stir in 1 cup boiling water. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Stir in tomato mixture. Cover and chill 1 hour. Top with feta cheese, and season with salt to taste. Makes 6 servings. Prep: 10 min; Chill: 1 hr., 30 min.

Note:

For testing purposes only, we used Near East Taboule Mix Wheat Salad.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; fat 5.1g; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 7.4g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 116mg. Full Nutrition
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