Brushcetta with sun-dried tomatoes and capers

Yield: 24 Slices

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Sun-dried tomatoes (NOT packed in oil)
3 \N Ripe tomatoes, peeled,seeded and finely choppeed
3 tablespoons Minced red onion
3 teaspoons Capers, rinsed
3 \N Garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Sea salt to taste
1 \N 12\" loaf italian bread, cut into 24 slices
\N \N Grated nonfat Parmesan or Romano cheese (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Reconstitute the sun-dried tomatoes by placing them in a small bowl and pouring about 1 cup of boiling water over them. Let the tomatoes rest inthe hot water until it cools. Drain the tomatoes and chop them finely.

Combine all ingredients, except the bread slices and the cheese, in a bowl and set aside for 1 hour at room temperature.

Toast the bread slices in the oven until lightly brown; cool slightly. Top with the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with Romano or Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

*Note* The robust flavors in this intense, concentrated sprad are redolent of the Mediterranean. Try it also on vegetable sandwiches or add it to pasta.

Serving size: 1 slice with 1 tablespoon spread 92 calories

0.3 gram fat 0 mg. cholesterol 239⅒ mg. sodium without added salt From "Eat More, Weigh Less," by Dean Ornish, MD Typed for you by Hilde Mott Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #210 by BobbieB1@... on Aug 10, 1997

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