This toast snack makes a great precursor to an Italian or French meal.
Servings: 16 slices
16 diagonal slices French baguette, 1/2″ thick
1/4 cup olive oil plus 1 tbsp. olive oil
8 to 10 large cloves garlic
1 7.5 oz. jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1/2″ strips
2 tbsp. Chopped flat-leaf parsley or 1 tsp parsley flakes
2 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1.If desired, you can toast the bread up to a day before serving. If this is the case, cool the bread, then place in an airtight container at room temperature.
2.Use a serrated or sharp bread knife to cut the baguette. It’s most effective to use a back and forth movement instead of simply pressing down.
3.Substitute 1 cup chopped tomato instead of the roasted red bell peppers if desired.
4.Consider adding 2 tablespoons drained capers
Things You’ll Need