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Picnic Basket Crostini

Total Time
25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Nibble on this tasty, easy-to-tote snack at your next picnic or poolside party.
Ingredients

cooking spray

8 spray(s), enough to coat baking sheet and bread

French baguette bread

10 oz, cut into 24 half-inch-thick slices

marinated artichokes

½ cup(s), about 6 pieces drained

plum tomato(es)

4 medium, finely chopped

basil

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

olive(s)

8 gm, black, chopped

olive oil

2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread slices on cookie sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Place bread slices on a wire rack; cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine artichoke hearts, tomatoes, basil, olives and olive oil; mix well. Spread about 1 tablespoon of artichoke mixture over each bread slice and serve. Yields 2 crostini per serving. (Note: If taking the crostini for a picnic, pack the artichoke mixture and bread slices in separate containers and store the topping in a cooler packed with ice.)

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