Crostini 3 Ways

Recently I did a poll on instagram whether you guys wanted me to share more recipes on the blog, and 80 percent of you responded yes!! So I thought about what type of recipes I would share and concluded with more easy appetizers. I love nothing more than to have a small spread of food out on my coffee table when friends come over for pre-dinner drinks or for an afternoon gathering, so today I wanted to share a fun appetizer idea for those types of hostess moments… a display of yummy crostini. Crostini are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings. Easy to make, as filling or as light as you want them to be, and so pretty displayed on a big wooden cutting board like I did here, I think they are such a fun and fresh alternative to the standard cheese platter. Read on for 3 types I am loving to serve this summer!

A look at what you will need…

Burrata & Prosciutto Crostini

For the savory lovers, this is a must! The burrata is so delicious and the prosciutto is so yummy and salty!

Ingredients: Crusty grilled sourdough bread, burrata cheese, prosciutto, pepper, chives, and a drizzle of honey.

Taco Style Crostini

Who doesn’t love taco style on a summer night? Great for your vegetarians in the group too!

Ingredients: Crusty grilled sourdough bread, smashed avocado, charred corn, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, crumbled feta, kosher salt and pepper.

Brie & Grilled Peaches Crostini

Light and sweet, I love the concept of grilling fruit in the summer!

Ingredients: Crusty grilled sourdough bread, melted brie, grilled peaches, drizzle of honey, and toasted pumpkin seeds.

The Display…

To make them look FH approved, I recommend displaying your crostini in perfect rows on a big chunky wooden cutting board {I used this one}, then take extra garnishes – tomatoes, chives, and pumpkin seeds – and sprinkling around the cutting board as a pretty {relaxed feel} garnish! Serve with small plates and encourage guests to use their hands to pick up their crostini – it’s summer time! Oh, and the dainty bud vases in the back drop are from Crate & Barrel {here}.

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. I would love to hear what else you would like to see on the blog, so keep the comments and emails coming!

Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively









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