Caramelised Capsicum Crostini ( Diabetic Recipe)


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A crostini is a small toast topped with a variety of ingredients, which is served as an appetiser. Native to tuscany, the crostini range offers several classic toppings to choose from. This one consists of caramelised pepper and olives that are bound with cheese, used atop crusty whole wheat bread. This is perhaps the best crostini of all and is perfect for serving with drinks before a meal. Note that i have used just 1 tsp of sugar to caramelise the ingredients. Also, mozzarella cheese contains less fat compared to cooking cheese.

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Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Baking Time:  10 mins.
Baking Temp:  200 C (400 F)
Makes 8 crostinis.
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Ingredients


For The Topping
1 tsp olive oil or any other oil
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp grated garlic (lehsun)
1/2 pc medium red capsicum , cut into short thin strips
1/2 pc medium yellow capsicum , cut into short thin strips
1/2 pc medium green capsicum , cut into short thin strips
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste

Other Ingredients
8 slices of whole wheat bread
1/4 cup grated mozzrella cheese
4 pcs stuffed green olives , sliced

Method
For the topping

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the sugar and allow to caramalise.
  2. When golden brown, add the onions, garlic and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the mixed herbs, salt and pepper, mix well and sauté on a high flame for another minute, while stirring continuously.
  4. Remove from the flame, divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place a slice of bread on a flat dry surface, spread a portion of the topping evenly on the bread and top with 1 tbsp cheese and a few slices of olives.
  2. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 7 more crostinis.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts.

Serve hot.


    Handy tip:

    1. Serve the topping on cream crackers as a variation.
    Nutrient values Per Crostini
    EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatVitamin cIronZincFibre
    88 calories 3.1 gm 14.7 gm 1.9 gm 34.7 mg 1.1 mg 0.5 mg 0.6 gm
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     on 26 Nov 10 11:31 PM


    I had to make something to go with the drinks for a lil get to gether I was hosting at home and this recipe sure did seem alluring! Im glad I took it through cuz everyone loved it! thanks a lot!