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Cherry Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta

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Toasted bread slices topped with smooth whipped feta cheese and marinated cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole French Baguette, Sliced 1/2-inch Thick
  • ½ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Divided
  • 6 ounces, weight Feta Cheese, Crumbled
  • 2 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 pounds Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 2 whole Shallots, Minced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Chopped Basil Leaves

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Arrange the bread slices on a large rimmed baking sheet and brush the tops with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly toasted.

2. Meanwhile, combine the feta, cream cheese, remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

3. Stir together the tomatoes, shallots, garlic, and vinegar in a medium bowl to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4. To assemble, spread some whipped feta over each toasted bread slices. Spoon the tomatoes over the crostini and sprinkle the basil over the top.

Adapted from a recipe by Ina Garten.

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Elisha on 4.29.2013

Make sure you let the tomato mixture set for a little while. Also it helps if you use a different container to mix the oil and vinger in then add tomatos!!

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