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Festive Crostini

Yield 30 appetizers
Toast bread and prepare cheese and tomato mixtures ahead. Assemble just before serving to avoid soggy bread.


  • 1/2 (3-ounce) package dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (16-ounce) baguette, cut into1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, divided
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 (2.5-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 87
  • fat 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • sodium 247 mg

How to Make It

  1. Soak tomatoes in 1 1/2 cups boiling water 30 minutes; drain. Chop tomatoes, and set aside.

  2. Place bread on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted.

  4. Cut 1 garlic clove in half. Rub bread slices evenly with cut side of garlic.

  5. Stir together cream cheese and feta cheese until well blended. Spread about 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture evenly on each bread slice.

  6. Mince remaining garlic clove. Stir together minced garlic, tomato, olives, and parsley. Spoon over cream cheese mixture.