Serve toasted sliced baguettes.

Serves 36 (2 slices bread and 3 teaspoons spread)

• 2 cups boiling water
• 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil (about 3 ounces)
• 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
• 2 tablespoons dried basil
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 72 (1/2-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette (about 2 loaves)
• Cooking spray
• Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Combine boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes; cover and let stand 15 minutes or until soft. Drain tomatoes in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3/4 cup liquid. Combine tomatoes, reserved liquid, olives, basil, lemon juice, and garlic in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Place tomato mixture in a small bowl; stir in oil. Cover and chill.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place half of bread slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat bread slices with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 4 minutes. Turn bread slices over; lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake an additional 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining bread slices. Cool completely.

Garnish tapenade with parsley, if desired; serve with crostini.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 166 Calories; 3g Fat (15.2% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 5g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 495mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat.

 

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