Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : Makes 24 pieces

Fresh summer bruschetta takes a Southern turn with the addition of salty pickled okra. Slideshow: Bruschetta and Crostini Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat oven to 450º. In a large mixing bowl, combine okra, tomatoes, garlic, onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and basil. Toss gently, then salt and pepper to taste (salt will depend on saltiness of okra). Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2    

Slice the baguette on a diagonal into about 1/2 inch thick slices and arrange on a baking sheet. Brush each piece with olive oil, and toast, uncovered, on the top rack until the bread begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining bread if necessary. Serve chilled okra mixture on freshly toasted crostini.

Make Ahead

The vegetable mixture can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.

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