8-10 slices bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled
3-4 roma tomatoes, (plum), seeded and chopped, about 1 1/3 cup
1 cup lettuce, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
About 1/3 cup olive oil
1 16-oz package French bread, cut in 1/4-inch slices
1/3 cup blue cheese, OR feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
In medium bowl, stir together all topping ingredients; set aside. Brush olive oil on both sides of bread slices; place on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F., turning once, for 7 minutes per side or until crisp and golden brown; cool. Spoon about 1 tablespoon topping on each toast round.*
Makes about 24 appetizers.
* Or, serve topping in a small bowl, surrounded by the toast rounds.
Tailgate Tip: Prepare and refrigerate topping ingredients and bake toast rounds ahead of time. For best flavor, stir together topping ingredients just before serving.
Analysis is for one piece.