Grill tomatoes on skewers to make these salsa-inspired appetizers. Then decide whether to serve the baguettes warm or cold. Both ways are delicious!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 21)
1 small onion, quartered
1 jalapeño pepper
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 French bread baguette, cut into 24 slices, toasted
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Let's Make It
Heat grill to medium-high heat.
Toss tomatoes, onions, pepper and 2 Tbsp. dressing in medium bowl. Mix cream cheese and Parmesan cheese in separate bowl until well blended; set aside.
Place tomatoes and onions on separate skewers. Place skewers and jalapeño pepper on grill grate. Grill 6 to 8 min. or until tender, turning every 2 min. and brushing with remaining 2 Tbsp. dressing.
Remove tomatoes and onions from skewers; chop onion. Seed and chop pepper. Mix tomates, onions, pepper and basil with fork until tomatoes are chunky.
Spread each baguette slice with cream cheese mixture. Top with tomato mixture. Serve warm or cold.
Prepare using KRAFT Light Italian Dressing and PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
There's no need to chop the grilled tomatoes, after grilling, they become soft enough to toss lightly and serve over the breads.
The salsa can be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.