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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.

Recipe by Southern Living February 2003


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Makes 26 crostini (serving size: 1 slice)


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

  • Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels.

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

  • Spread spinach mixture evenly over bread slices.

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

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

  • *1/4 cup pecans may be substituted.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 1.4g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 0.3g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 5.5g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 1mg; iron 0.4mg; sodium 143mg; calcium 35mg.