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Garlic Pepper Toast

 Garlic Pepper Toast
"So pretty and colorful, this is one of my favorites," says field editor Mary Detweiler of West Farmington, Ohio. "It's also nice as an appetizer alongside a summer salad or winter soup."
6-9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 each small green, sweet red and yellow pepper, julienned
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a skillet, saute onion, pepper and garlic in 2 tablespoons oil
  • until tender. Add basil and garlic salt; set aside. Cut bread into
  • 1-in. slices. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil each side
  • for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush remaining oil on one
  • side of bread. Top with pepper mixture and cheese. Broil for 2-3
  • minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Yield: 1 to 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 256 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.