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Crostini With Red Pepper Puree

Ingredients
  For crostini  
  Bread slices 12 (1/2 Inch Thick, Day-Old Italian Or French)
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm)
For red pepper puree
  Minced onions 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), minced
  Canned italian tomatoes 14 Ounce (1 Can)
  Roasted red peppers 7 Ounce, drained, rinsed, diced (1 Jar)
  Dried oregano/Thyme 1 Pinch
Directions

To make the crostini:
Arrange the bread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, or until the edges are toasted.
Flip the pieces and bake for another 10 minutes, or until evenly toasted.
Rub the top of each slice with the garlic.
To make the red-pepper puree:
Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium heat, saute the onions in the oil until tender, about 3 minutes.
Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
Add the tomatoes with their juice, peppers and oregano or thyme.
Bring to a boil.
Simmer, stirring and breaking up the tomatoes with the side of a spoon, until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a food processor.
Chop with on/off turns until slightly chunky.
Return to the frying pan.
Simmer until very thick.
Spread the warm puree on the crostini.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pepper
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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