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This Italian appetizer translates to "little toasts." They're crunch bites with a variety of savory toppings.

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 8 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 appetizers


  • 12 slices Italian bread, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 C. olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 lg. tomato, chopped
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbs. lg. capers or chopped ripe olives
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese

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Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place bread slices on an ungreased cookie sheet. Drizzle 1 teaspoon oil over each bread slice.

In small bowl, mix tomato, basil, capers, salt and pepper. Spread half of the tomato mixture over bread slices; top each with cheese slice. Spread remaining tomato mixture over cheese.

Bake about 8 minutes or until bread is hot and cheese is melted. Serve hot.

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