“Taste of Home” contributor Coleen Katz, Havertown, PA , shares an appetizer fit for summer tomatoes!
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
4 plum tomatoes , seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 Tbsp minced fresh basil
1 carton (8oz) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
24 slices French Bread (1/4 in. thick)
2 cups (8oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Additional minced fresh basil
Start to Finish: 35 min (25 prep; 10 bake) Makes 2 Dozen
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder until blended; stir in tomatoes, onions and 2 Tbsp. basil
Spread cream cheese over French bread slices; place slices on greased baking sheets. Top with tomato mixture; sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional minced fresh basil.
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