This Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that's perfect for parties, gatherings, or simply to enjoy with a glass of wine. Here's a simple recipe to make these flavorful crostinis:
Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini Recipe
Serving : 25 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
half a french baguette, sliced
¼ cup garlic olive oil
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
⅓ cup chopped scallions
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the crostini: Brush both sides of the baguette slices with the garlic olive oil, leaving some oil left. Place the baguette or French bread slices on a baking sheet. You can also rub a garlic clove on the top side of each slice for extra flavor, but this step is optional.
Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes or until they turn golden and crispy. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
Make the sun-dried tomato spread: Beat together cream cheese, feta crumbles and basil on medium speed until it is mostly smooth, there will still be lumps from the feta crumbles.
Season the spread: Taste the sun-dried tomato spread and add salt and pepper according to your taste. Blend again to incorporate the seasoning.
Assemble the crostini: Spread a generous amount of the sun-dried tomato mixture on each cooled crostini slice.
Add the toppings: Garnish each crostini with sun-dried tomatoes and scallions on top. Drizzle the leftover olive oil over the tops.
Optional: For a sweet and tangy touch, you can also drizzle some balsamic glaze or reduction over the top.
Serve and enjoy: Arrange the Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini on a serving platter and serve them as a delightful appetizer at parties or gatherings. They also make for a fantastic snack or light lunch.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- You can replace the feta crumbles with softened goat cheese if preferred.
- You can also use regular olive oil instead of the garlic if you don’t prefer garlic or do not have any on hand.
- Throw the sun-dried tomatoes and scallions in the cream cheese mixture to make a dip if you’re low on time.
Feel free to get creative with this recipe! You can add some chopped fresh mozzarella, drizzle with a bit of balsamic glaze, or sprinkle with some chopped nuts like pine nuts or walnuts for extra texture and flavor. Enjoy your delightful sun-dried tomato crostinis!