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Caesar Salsa Baguette Slices

 Caesar Salsa Baguette Slices
“I love throwing themed get-togethers. This appetizer was the hit of 'Mediterranean Night.' The fresh garden flavors in the tomatoey salsa are outstanding with a crusty, chewy baguette.“ —Jodie Gharbi, San Antonio, Texas
32 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chervil or 1 tablespoon dried chervil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) French bread baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices and toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, chervil, cilantro, parsley,
  • capers and hot pepper sauce.
  • In another bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, shallot,
  • garlic, anchovy paste and lemon peel. Drizzle over tomato mixture;
  • toss to coat. Serve with toasted baguette slices.
  • Yield: 32 appetizers.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 53 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.