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Northwest Cherry Bruschetta

Makes: 18

18 slices (1/2-inch thick) small baguette-style bread
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1-1/2 cups pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup each chopped cilantro and diced yellow sweet pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil

1.Toast one side of baguette slices at 350°F 5 minutes.  Turn slices, brush with olive oil and bake 5 minutes longer.  Combine cherries, cilantro, pepper, green onions, lime juice, lime peel, salt, pepper, and remaining olive oil; mix well.  Top each slice of baguette with a thin slice of fresh mozzarella cheese, a heaping tablespoon of cherry mixture and sliced basil.  Serve warm or cold.