Fresh Tomato Crostini

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Fresh Tomato Crostini is a simple and diabetic friendly recipe.


Fresh Tomato Crostini

Made with vine-ripe tomatoes and fresh basil, these tomato crostini are an absolute delight any summer day. Fresh Tomato Crostini are easy to make and they are an excellent way to showcase fresh seasonal ingredients. This is just a simple combination of ripe tomatoes, basil and garlic. Have this Italian appetizer ready in just 15 minutes. Plum tomatoes usually have better flavor and are less watery than other tomatoes during the off season, so they are great for this recipe.

Try these other diabetic recipes: Luscious Lemon Squares, Brisket with Wine Reduction or Broiled Rainbow Trout with Fresh Tomato.

  • Author: Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15


  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 pound crusty Italian peasant bread, cut into 4 slices and toasted


  1. Combine tomatoes, basil, oil, garlic and pepper in a medium bowl. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Divide tomato mixture with any juices among the toast. Serve at room temperature.


  • Prepare tomato topping up to two days ahead; cover and store in the refrigerator. Toast bread slices one day ahead; store at room temperature.


  • Serving Size: 2
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