Mushroom and Red Pepper Crostini

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Mushroom and Red Pepper Crostini
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced diagonally into 16 - 3/4? slices
  • 8 ounces white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large sweet red bell pepper, cut in 1/2? pieces (about 1cup
  • 1 large mild red onion, cut in 1/2? pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded & divided

Preparation

Preparation

1 Preheat charcoal grill or broiler.

2 In a large bowl, combine olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Lightly brush both sides of each bread slice with oil mixture; set aside.

3 To remaining oil in bowl, stir in mushrooms, red pepper and onion; toss to coat thoroughly.

4 Place vegetables on a grill rack or broiler pan. Grill or broil, 4 inches from heat source until vegetables are lightly charred, 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally; remove and keep warm.

5 Place bread slices on the grill rack or under the broiler until lightly browned, about 30 seconds; turn bread. Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella over bread slices, dividing evenly; heat just until melted.

6 Top cheese with hot grilled vegetables and remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.

Source: Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Mushroom Council and Mushroominfo.com