Tomato Sauce and Garlic Toast Appetizer

  • Yield: 20 servings


1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, well drained
2tablespoons chopped onions
1tablespoon capers
1tablespoon teriyaki
2tablespoons olive oil
1 to 2tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon black pepper
1 24 ounce loaf French or Italian bread
1/4cup melted butter
1/4cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1teaspoon dried basil
1teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Mix tomatoes, onions, capers, teriyaki, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper in the order given.  Adjust seasonings to suit your taste.  Allow mixture to stand overnight in the refrigerator, but serve at room temperature.  To prepare the garlic toast, preheat oven to 400F.  Slice bread into about 20 pieces and place on cookie sheet.  Toast 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden.  Combine butter, olive oil, garlic, basil and oregano.  Brush butter mixture on each piece of toast.  Return to oven and bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown.   Cool before serving with tomato sauce.  Yield: 20 appetizers.

W.R. Valentine, Rogers City, Michigan