These tasty little Tuscan treats are colorful and easy to make. Crostini are wonderful for last minute parties or unexpected guests because they can be made in minutes.


Makes 8 appetizer servings


1/4 loaf whole wheat baguette (4 ounces)
4 plum tomatoes
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons prepared pesto


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice baguette into 16 very thin, diagonal slices. Slice each tomato lengthwise into four 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Place baguette slices on ungreased nonstick baking sheet. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 slice tomato. Bake about 8 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted and cheese is melted. Top each crostini with about 1/2 teaspoon pesto sauce. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 crostini
Calories 83
Calories from Fat 34 %
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 5 g
Sodium 159 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1/2
Meat 1/2
Fat 1/2

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