Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Crostini (just like the finest Italian restaurants)

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      CROSTINI
      1 cup black olives
      2 tbs chopped shallot or onion
      2 tbs capers, rinsed
      1/4 tsp dried thyme
      2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
      2 TO 3 tsp lemon juice or wine vinegar
      16 thin slices of bread, cut a little less than 1/4″ THICK
      1 OR 2 cloves garlic, cut in half
      16 small ripe, firm tomatoes
      fresh basil leaves
      freshly ground pepper
      combine olives, shallot or onion, capers, thyme and olive oil in a food processor.

      process to produce a smooth or textured paste, whichever you prefer. stir in lemon juice or vinegar to taste. set mixture aside.

      toast bread on both sides and immediately rub with garlic. spread a thin layer of olive paste and top with a few slices of tomato. put a few basil leaves between the tomatoes.

      pepper generously and serve. serves 16 = 97 CALORIES

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Crostini (just like the finest Italian restaurants)