Raisin Bread Crostini with Tomato-Basil Salsa

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Raisin Bread Crostini with Tomato-Basil Salsa
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Servings: 24 bite-size appetizers
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About this Recipe

Sun-Maid® Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread adds a special flavour to this delicious crostini appetizer. This appetizer is easy to prepare, and will give you the opportunity to spend time with your guests instead of in the kitchen

Ingredients

2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) finely minced garlic
6 slices Sun-Maid® Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread
1 cup (250 mL) diced cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp (15 mL) thinly sliced basil
1/4 tsp (1 mL) balsamic vinegar
pinch kosher salt
2 oz (57 g) soft goat cheese or cream cheese

Directions

HEAT oven to 375 F (190 C).

COMBINE olive oil and garlic in a microwave-safe dish; microwave on high (100% power) for 20 seconds to infuse garlic flavour.

PLACE raisin bread on a baking sheet. Brush top of bread slices with garlic olive oil. Bake 6 minutes; turn and bake additional 6 minutes or until toasted.

REMOVE toasts from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Cut diagonally into quarters. Can be stored covered for up to 2 days.

COMBINE tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar and salt in a small bowl.

SPREAD toasts lightly with cheese; top with a small spoonful of tomato salsa.

Notes

Tip:

Use mixed colour heirloom tomatoes for added colour.

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