Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Crostini

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Tasty low cal appy. Can be doubled or tripled for company. Marinating time 30 minutes. From Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put tomatoes in medium bowl.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons dressing and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
  4. Cut bread diagonally into 8 slices, about 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Stack basil leaves and tightly roll up lengthwise.
  6. Cut crosswise into very thin slices to make chiffonade.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Arrange slices of bread on baking sheet and brush both sides with remaining dressing.
  9. Bake until light golden, about 3 minutes on each side.
  10. Divide tomatoes evenly among bread slices.
  11. Bake until heated through, about 4 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle with basil and keep warm.
  13. Serve 2 crostini per person.
Most Helpful

Dorothy - another winner! Have you noticed the calorie count? There must be a mistake - 617 Calories for 2 Crostini I think this must be for all 8 of them. I minced the tomatoe and basil together with the 6 Tbsp of fat free Italian dressing except for enough pieces of tomatoes to decorate each with a piece on top. Went over really well — Apr 1, 2002, Additional comments: I made these again and this time added 2 cloves of garlic and sprinkled parmesan on top - original or with the garlic excellent appetizer - I did use thin bread slices too Thanks again Derf

Bergy June 27, 2005

I couldn't resist ... I used oil packed sundried tomatoes and olive oil/balsamic as the dressing. LUV fresh basil!!

Heather N. January 23, 2008

I had this for lunch today and loved it! I scaled the recipe down for 2 people. I used homemade Italian dressing and wheat French bread. Thanks for something I will make again!

Sharon123 August 19, 2007