Crostini With Cheese Torta & Marinated Bell Peppers

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

From A Taste of Italy (1996) by The American Cooking Guild: "A combination of dazzling colors, the bell pepper topping turns this cheese torta into a spectacular party appetizer!" Cook time is marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Basic Roasted Red Peppers)">

Directions

  1. Dice roasted bell peppers into squares.
  2. Combine vinegar, oil, herbs, capers, and garlic. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Marinate 30 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, blend cream cheese, feta, and goat cheese until smooth.
  5. Shape into a mound on a large serving plate; slightly flatten the top.
  6. Pour peppers over cheese; garnish with pine nuts and basil. Surround with crostini.
  7. For Plain Crostini: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cut bread into 1/2-inch slices; cut large slices in half. Toast on a baking sheet for 20-25 minutes. When golden brown, rub with garlic if desired. Brush with extra virgin olive oil or melted butter. Bread can also be pan-fried in oil or butter.