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Olive and Herb Toasts

 Olive and Herb Toasts
Tangy olives pair well with the mild fresh mozzarella for crunchy, savory appetizers that can be assembled in no time.—Laura Moran, Friendship, Wisconsin
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 16 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 slices
  • 1-1/2 cups Sicilian green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil


  • Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; brush with half of the oil.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly
  • browned.
  • Top with cheese. Combine the olives, basil and remaining oil; spoon
  • over bread. Broil for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is softened. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 153 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 229 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.