Summer Crostini Recipes

Summer Crostini Recipes

These simple crostini recipes are simply fabulous for summer! They can be served at breakfast (maybe with an egg on top!), as a snack during a hot day, as an appetizer at a backyard get together…you name it, these things are perfect for it! Not to mention, the quick prep time of under 20 minutes. What more could you ask for?

Herbed Ricotta + Radish
Ingredients:
baguette
olive oil
1 clove garlic, halved
½ cup ricotta cheese
½ teaspoon lemon zest
juice of ½ lemon
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons fresh herbs, chopped + more for garnish
½ cup thinly
sliced radishes

Directions:
Slice baguette and drizzle with olive oil. Toast bread in oven then remove and rub with cut side of garlic.

In a small bowl, combine ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well and season according to taste.

Top toasted bread with ricotta mixture and add 3 -4 radish slices on top. Drizzle with olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and some more fresh herbs.

Blueberry Balsamic with Whipped Goat Cheese
Ingredients:
baguette
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 garlic clove, halved
8 ounces goat cheese
½ cup heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon salt
10 ounces blueberries
zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
balsamic reduction for drizzle

Directions:
Slice baguette and drizzle with melted butter. Toast bread in oven then remove and rub with cut side of garlic.

Combine goat cheese, whipping cream and salt in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.

In a small bowl, combine blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice and mint and toss to coat.

Spread whipped goat cheese on crostini, top with blueberries then drizzle with balsamic reduction. Garnish with more fresh mint.

Cucumber with Garlic + Chive Spread
Ingredients:
baguette
olive oil
1 garlic clove, halved
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
coarse kosher salt

Directions:
Slice baguette and drizzle with olive oil. Toast bread in oven then remove and rub with cut side of garlic.

Combine cream cheese, chives, dill, garlic powder and black pepper. Beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.

Spread cream cheese mixture on toasted baguette slices, top with cucumbers, drizzle with olive oil and add a sprinkle of coarse kosher salt.

Whipped Avocado with Feta + Pomegranate Seeds
Ingredients:
baguette
olive oil
1 garlic clove, halved
2 large avocados, sliced
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 lemon, juiced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
½ cup pomegranate seeds

Directions:
Slice baguette and drizzle with olive oil. Toast bread in oven then remove and rub with cut side of garlic.

Add avocado slices, feta, lemon juice and cilantro to a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste and pulse again.

Spoon avocado spread onto toasted baguette, top with feta and pomegranate seeds.

Heirloom Tomato with Whipped Feta
Ingredients:
baguette
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 garlic clove, halved
6 ounces feta, crumbled
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2/3 cup olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
kosher salt and pepper to taste
2 shallots, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, ½ inch diced
3 tablespoons basil leaves, sliced
2 tablespoons pine nuts

Directions:
Slice baguette and drizzle with olive oil. Toast bread in oven then remove and rub with cut side of garlic.

Place feta and cream cheese in a food processor and pulse until mixed. Add 1/3 cup olive oil, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Pulse until smooth.

An hour before serving, combine the shallots, garlic and vinegar in a medium bowl. Whisk in the remaining 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the tomatoes and stir gently.

To assemble, spread each slice of bread with whipped feta. Scoop tomatoes out with a slotted spoon and place on feta. Top with basil and pine nuts.

Smoked Salmon with Mascarpone + Herbs
Ingredients:
baguette
olive oil
1 garlic clove, halved
5 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 sprigs dill, chopped
¼ cup chives, chopped
freshly cracked pepper
olive oil for drizzling
capers

Directions:
Slice baguette and drizzle with olive oil. Toast bread in oven then remove and rub with cut side of garlic.

In a small bowl, combine mascarpone, lemon juice, dill and chives. Spread over baguette. Top with smoked salmon, a sprinkle of pepper, a drizzle of olive oil and few capers.

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