Fresh tomato crostini

Dietician's 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.

Serving Information

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 107
Total carbohydrate: 16 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 3 g
Saturated fat: 0.6 g
Serving size: 1 slice
Sodium: 176 mg
Total fat: 3.5 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fats and oils: 1/2
Grains and grain products: 1
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1/2
Nonstarchy vegetables: 1
Starches: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 1
Fats: 1/2
Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Jul 2, 2015

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