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Crusty Tomato-Basil Bites

This easy appetizer recipe is perfect for your next party.


  • 4 medium sized ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped green or red pepper
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  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 small sourdough bread loaf
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


In medium bowl, combine tomato, pepper, onion and garlic. Stack basil leaves; cut into long, thin strips. Add to tomato mixture with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cover; let stand 1-2 hours for flavors to blend.

Diagonally cut bread into long, thin slices. Broil or grill on both sides until golden brown. Spoon tomato mixture onto bread slices; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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