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Recipe: Fresh tomato crostini

Serves 4

Medically reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Dietitian Tip

Crostini is the Italian word for little toasts. These little toasts are topped with a tomato, basil and garlic mixture.


  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 pound crusty Italian peasant bread, cut into 4 slices and toasted


Combine tomatoes, basil, oil, garlic and pepper in a medium bowl. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Divide tomato mixture with any juices among the toast. Serve at room temperature.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 slice
Carbohydrate16 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber1 g
Protein3 g
Sodium176 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Saturated Fat0.6 g
Total Fat3.5 g

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