Sometimes it’s the simple things that get the most attention. I can’t explain why but my kids are bonkers for Crostini. The base is bread, olive oil, salt, and pepper. There are so many wonderful options for Crostini, but truthfully, sometimes basic Crostini is all my kids want.
Seriously, as soon as I pull the sheet of Crostini from the oven, something really magical happens in my house. Video games and television shows are paused. Phone calls are wrapped up and text messaging comes to an abrupt halt. The kids descend on the kitchen as if there were some gravitational pull that leads directly to the tray of Crostini. True story: sometimes the Crostini never even hits the table if the kids get to it before dinner. I’ve turned around only to find an empty tray with a few crumbs. Truly, they love it.
Crostini along side Lentil Soup and as an after school snack with White Bean Dip.
The options for Crostini are seasonal, creative, and endless. Adding a plate of Crostini to the dinner table is always a bonus and a mind blower of a party platter. If you are looking for the “fireworks moment” when people OOOH and AAAH, check out some of these amazing options. Click away and enjoy!
Artichoke and Bean Crostini (click here)
Grilled Peach, Ricotta & Pistachios Crostini (click here)
Herbed Chickpea Crostini (click here)
Pea Pesto Crostini (click here)
Pepper-Crusted Steak with Horseradish Cream (click here)
Smoked Salmon Crostini (click here)
Sun-Dried Tomato Jam Crostini (click here)
Tomato with Whipped Feta Crostini (click here)
Wild Mushroom Crostini (click here)
Zucchini Crostini with Ricotta and Mint (click here)
My recipe for Basic Crostini:
- baguette (1/4 inch thick slices, sliced on the diagonal)
- extra virgin olive oil
- option: add grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven 400 degrees.
- Place bread on parchment lined half sheet pan.
- Drizzle bread with extra virgin olive oil
- Season with salt and pepper
- Bake 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown.