Garlic Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella
24 (1/2-inch-thick) slices baguette (about 8 oz)
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large cloves garlic
1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, drained
3/4 cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Arrange these tempting, impressive appetizers on a pretty platter, and garnish with sprigs of fresh basil.
Preparation & Directions
Heat oven to 425°F. On ungreased cookie sheet, place bread slices. Brush oil on slices of bread. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until very light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
Cut garlic cloves in half. Rub toasted bread slices with cut sides of garlic.
Stir together remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture onto toasted bread slices. Serve immediately.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
Did You Know?
Crostini are simply small, thin slices of toasted bread that are brushed with olive oil. Rubbing the crostini with garlic cloves imparts extra flavor.
We recommend using organic ingredients where available. For more information see Why Organic?