Tomato and Basil Crostini

    15 min

    A simple, yet delectable appetiser that will make your guests swoon. A mixture of tomatoes, basil, Parmesan, garlic, balsamic vinegar and olive oil is served with freshly toasted crostini.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 8 plum tomatoes, diced
    • 15g fresh basil, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 loaf French bread, sliced and toasted

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a bowl, toss together the tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Mix in the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve on toasted bread slices.

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    Makes the perfect light appetizer/snack! I took the advice of others & threw in an extra handful of parm, just because i love cheese. I also toasted the bread w/ a drizzle of olive oil & a sprinkle of garlic powder, dried basil & parsley. Irresistable! Thank you!  -  11 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely delicious. I experimented with this several ways, i.e. untoasted bread, toasted, putting the topping on top of untoasted bread and heating all the ingredients. All work but the toasted bread, cool toppings was best in our opinion. I also did a batch omitting the tomatoes and this was great as well. Love this recipe. Plan on making a huge batch and keeping it in the refrigerator for even a quicker appetizer. Very easy and quick. THANK YOU!  -  10 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for a bridal shower, and it was a hit. I prepared the tomato mix the night before and toasted the bread about 15 minutes before the party started. I liked the cold mix on the warm bread. I also appreciated that this could be prepared the day before!  -  19 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)