Step by Step: Garlic Crostini
Over the weekend I decided to make some garlic crostini. Similar to bruschetta, it’s an Italian inspired appetizer that’s both simple and flavorful. And since I had some olive oil to use up, it was the perfect solution.
So, just like Maxine’s Snickerdoodles, we’re going to take it Step by Step.
Step 1: Cut French Baguette into 1/4-inch slices
I used a whole wheat baguette, but you can use white or whichever you prefer. Just make sure your bread is in bite size pieces!
Step 2: Brush each slice with olive oil
Be generous! I used a meyer lemon flavored olive oil that gave my final product some extra flavor. Regular or flavored, any olive oil will do the trick!
Step 3: Prepare topping by crushing tomatoes and garlic and adding salt and pepper. (Not pictured)
I apologize for the lack of picture. Imagine a bowl with tomatoes and garlic :) I’m sorry if I’ve failed you in this step-by-step.
Step 4: Spoon a couple heaps onto each slice and add parmesan cheese.
I made some without the tomato mixture just because I was craving olive oil, parmesan and bread :)
Step 5: Slide into the oven and bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes!
Let cool and enjoy! I sure did. It was such a delicious start to our Italian-inspired meal. And how easy did that look?
This recipe was loosely adapted from:
I used parmesan cheese rather than mozzarella and wound up skipping the olives and basil. It came out great!
1 French baguette
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 plum tomatoes chopped
1/2 C. black olives, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Slices of mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil for garnish
Slice baguette into 1/4 inch slices. Brush slices with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano. Combine garlic, tomatoes, black olives and salt and pepper together and mix well. Place a slice of cheese on each slice of baguette and top with tomato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Serve warm.