Crostini: Dried Tomato Crostini

Posted by Schmitty 05-18-99 1:22 AM

Dried Tomato Crostini

12 dried tomato halves (dry pack)
1/4 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
1 ripe medium tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
4 pitted ripe olives minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon snipped parsley
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon capers drained and chopped
Cracked black pepper
1 8 ounce loaf baguette style French bread

Preheat oven to 350.

In small bowl combine dried tomatoes, boiling water and vinegar. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes to soften tomatoes. Drain; discard liquid.

Cut rehydrated tomatoes into thin strips; return to bowl.

Stir in ripe tomatoes, onion, olives, oil, parsley, garlic and capers. Season with pepper.

Bias slice bread into 24 pieces about 1/2 inch thick.

Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until light brown. Turn bread over and bake for 3 to 5 more minutes until light brown.

Serve tomato mixture with toasted bread.

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