For make-ahead convenience, toast the bread and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Simply prepare the topping and you have a quick appetizer.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • For topping, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, yellow pepper, basil, garlic, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and the salt. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and the black pepper. Brush one side of 16 bread slices with olive oil mixture (reserve any remaining bread for another use). Place brushed slices on an ungreased baking sheet, oiled side up. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Top toasted bread slices with tomato mixture and serve within 45 minutes. Makes 8 appetizer servings (2 per serving).

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 17g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 340.1IU; vitamin c 34.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 52.4mcg; sodium 225mg; potassium 138mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 1.1mg.