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Olive Garden Tomato-Basil Crostini

Ingredients:

  • 2 (6-inch diameter) Boboli bread shells (or similar Italian flat bread)
  • 2 Tbsp freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Tomato-Basil Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups seeded diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Garlic Oil Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove, cut into thin slices
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation:

For Tomato-Basil Topping: Blend all ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Just prior to serving, drain in a colander or strainer to eliminate excess liquid.

For Garlic Oil: Let a thinly-sliced clove of garlic soak in 2 Tbsp olive oil for at least 1 hour before using to allow the flavor to infuse.

Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a sheet pan or cookie sheet with foil.

Dribble garlic oil over Boboli, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 4 to 5 minutes, until hot, but not crisped or dried. Cut the Boboli into 6 wedges or 2-inch squares. Remove to a serving plate and cover, generously, with the cold Tomato-Basil Topping, serve immediately.

Makes 6

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