Makes 26 crostini (serving size: 1 slice)

We adapted this recipe from one sent by a reader. We substituted fat-free versions of mayonnaise and milk for the 2/3 cup olive oil her recipe contained. The spinach mixture may be prepared a day ahead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bake bread slices on a baking sheet at 375° for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Step 2

Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels.

Step 3

Process spinach, Parmesan cheese, and next 6 ingredients in a food processor until mixture is smooth.

Step 4

Spread spinach mixture evenly over bread slices.

Step 5

Bake at 375° for 5 minutes. Top evenly with roasted pepper strips. Serve immediately.

Step 6

NOTE: To toast walnuts, spread on a baking sheet, and bake at 350º, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 7

*1/4 cup pecans may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

bstanchie's Review

September 17, 2010
Excellent appetizer, easy to make, and pretty. My husband and I loved it, kids wouldn't touch it b/c it was green :) I served it with a baked rigatoni during a family meal but it defintely would make a great appetizer for a party