Tomato-Almond Crostini Appetizer

Tomato-Almond Crostini Appetizer
Dish Type: appetizers Lifestyle: dairy free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian

Ingredients

olive oil - 1/4 cup   
sliced, blanched almonds - 1 cup
red onion, finely chopped - 1/2
garlic, minced - 1 tbsp             
tomatoes, finely chopped - 1 1/2 cups      
tomato paste - 2 tbsp            
parsley, finely chopped - 1/3 cup           
basil, fresh, chopped - 2 tbsp             
salt - 1/2 tsp            
red pepper flakes, crushed - 1/4 tsp            
small, thinly sliced, toasted bread or crackers of your choice (gf if necessary) - 36 pieces 

Instructions

  1. In a skillet sauté almonds until golden brown; remove.
  2. In the same pan, heat remaining oil; sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, basil, salt and red pepper flakes.
  4. Cook 2 minutes more.
  5. Stir in almonds; cook 2 minutes; remove from heat.
  6. For each crostini, spread 1 scant tablespoon tomato mixture on each toast slice;.
  7. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.