posted by Queen Bee 08-13-99 2:48 PM
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1 loaf Italian bread(10 ounces), cut into 20 pieces
2 medium-size tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped (yield 1 3/4 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
In a small saucepan, heat the oil and water over low heat.
Add the basil and garlic and cook uncovered for 4 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
In a seive set over a bowl, strain the mixture, pressing on the solids to extract all the liquid.
Set aside both the solids and liquid.
Using a pastry brush coat 1 side of each bread slice with the reserved liquid and arrange on a large baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp.
In a small bowl, combine the the tomatoes and salt.
Add the reserved solids to the tomatoes and let stand for 30 minutes.
Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the mixture onto each piece of toast and garnish with whole basil leaves if you like.
Makes 20 appetizers.
Prep time 15 min
Cook time 14 min
Stand time 40 min
Saturated fat 0g
total fat 2g
Sodium 127 mg or .127g
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