Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
- 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes diced
- 2/3 cup diced roasted red peppers
- 2 tablespoons basil chopped
- 1 tablespoon Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil divided
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 (8 ounce) baguette cut into 10 slices
- 10 teaspoons mascarpone cheese
- In a bowl combine tomato, roasted red pepper, basil, Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tablespoon Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil, Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend, salt, and pepper. Let mixture sit for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
- Heat broiler. Lay sliced bread on a sheet pan and brush with remaining 2 tablespoons Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil. Broil until golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Spread 1 teaspoon of mascarpone on each slice then top with the tomato mixture. Serve immediately.
- 140 Calories (kcal)
- 9 Fat (g)
- 2.5 Saturated Fat (g)
- 13 Carbohydrates (g)
- 1 Fiber (g)
- 2 Sugar (g)
- 3 Protein (g)
- 10 Cholesterol (mg)
- 210 sodium
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