Crostini 7 Ways

When entertaining guests I love creating an appetizer that’s as easy to make as it is delicious and these two-bite crostinis are just that. Plus with seven different options they’re sure to please even the pickiest eater and are the perfect accompaniment to a glass (or two) of La Crema.

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Pleasing to the eyes and to the palate: Seven tasty ways to do crostini are sure to be a hit with your guests!

Crostini 7 Ways

Ingredients

  • 1-2 loaves of french bread
  • olive oil
  • Goat Cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Herb Cream Cheese
  • 1-2 peaches
  • 1 jalepeno
  • Figs
  • Blackberries
  • Prosciutto
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Radishes
  • Chives
  • Asparagus
  • Capers
  • Chopped pistachios
  • Honey
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Lime for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut french bread into 1-2 inch thick slices, brush olive oil on each side and place on a cookie sheet. Bake 5-8 minutes, broil 2-4 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.
Build crostini using the following combinations…
  1. Goat cheese, peach slices, jalepeno slices
  2. Goat cheese, fig, balsamic drizzle
  3. Ricotta, blackberry, honey drizzle, lime garnish
  4. Ricotta, prosciutto, chopped pistachios, honey drizzle
  5. Herb cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers
  6. Herb cream cheese, radishes, chives
  7. Herb cream cheese, asparagus, chopped radish

Giving guests seven delicious crostini options. Get the recipe on the La Crema blog.

Stay tuned for details on how to pair these delicious crostinis with a light, farm-fresh roasted tomato cappelini.
Finally, I will be traveling to the La Crema Winery next week to fulfill a life-long dream by working during their harvest as part of the Virtual Vintner crowdsourcing program. While Virtual Vintners get to set the course for a whole-new La Crema wine, I’ll be learning about the process of turning grapes into one of my favorite beverages! Stay tuned for a boots-on-the-ground digital diary of my experiences at an actual working winery!

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