Bruschetta and Crostini Topping Recipes

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Bruschetta and crostini’s can be made with countless types of indulgent toppings.

For bruschetta we’ve compiled 2 different recipes including a fresh pesto and tomato bruschetta. We also have a recipe for roasted tomato and basil bruschetta. Both of them are absolutely divine!

For crostini’s, we have a few recipes that include savory prosciutto, cheese, arugula, sweet fig jam and raw apples.

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How to make crostini bread

  1. Slice baguette into rounds that are ~1 cm thick.
  2. Brush baguette slices with olive oil.
  3. Toast baguette slices for 2 min on broil high in the oven.
  4. Remove baguette slices from the oven and set on a serving plate.
  5. Top crostini bread with toppings.

Prosciutto and Cheese Crostini Topping

Prosciutto and cheese crostini topping is made by topping your crostini’s with your favorite slice of gouda or Havarti cheese. A few sprigs of arugula are added on top of the crostini along with a folded piece of prosciutto. The crostini is garnished with a bit of balsamic reduction.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Roast cherry tomatoes in a bit of olive oil in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and mix with fresh basil leaves. Rub the crostini’s with a half cut garlic to put a hint on garlic on the crostini. Top the crostini with the roasted tomatoes and basil. Grate fresh parmesan cheese for the top of the crostini and serve.

Bruschetta and Crostini Topping Recipes

Raw Apple and Prosciutto Crostini Topping

Raw apple and prosciutto appetizer is made by putting a bit of fig jam onto each of the baguette slices. Next, a basil leaf in placed on top of the fig jam. Thinly sliced apples are layered on top of the basil. Prosciutto is folded on top of the apple slices. To garnish the crostini, top with a bit of balsamic reduction.

Pesto Bruschetta Crostini Topping

Make a fresh batch of pesto, the flavor is much more powerful and fragrant than store bought. Dice a tomato with a little bit of onion. Mix the pesto together with the tomatoes and onions. Spoon the tomato pesto mixture on top of crostini’s and grate parmesan cheese on top. Toast for a couple of minutes for the cheese to warm up.

Bruschetta and Crostini Topping Recipes

Ricotta Crostini Toppings

Ricotta crostini toppings can be made by adding a thin layer of ricotta on a freshly made crostini. You can top your ricotta crostini’s with the following individual toppings:

  • bacon
  • blueberries
  • cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves
  • sliced strawberries
  • sliced pears with walnuts and a drizzle of honey
  • sliced apples with pecans and a drizzle of honey
  • sliced peaches, pancetta, basil, honey, and balsamic glaze recipe
bruschetta and crostini topping ideas

Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini Topping

Garlic shrimp and avocado crostini is made by mashing avocado with a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper. Spread a layer of avocado on top of the crostini’s.

Fry the shrimp in a skillet with some garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Top the avocado crostini with a freshly cooked garlic shrimp and serve.

Watermelon Bruschetta

Watermelon bruschetta has creamy undertones, mixed with refreshing watermelon and sweet balsamic reducion.

Watermelon bruschetta is made by whipping together feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Baguette slices are toasted and then a layer of the whipped ricotta and feta cheese is spread on top.

Watermelon is cubed into small pieces, and placed on top of the creamy layer.

Add a little freshly chopped chives, basil leaves, and ground pepper to the bruschetta.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and your watermelon bruschetta is ready to be served.

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Goat Cheese and Apricot Crostini Topping

Goat cheese and apricot crostini topping is made by spreading a thin layer of whipped goat cheese on top of a freshly made crostini.

Top the goat cheese with a spoonful of apricot preserves. Sprinkle with a few cut up pistachios and freshly sliced mint leaves.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini Topping

Smoked salmon and cream cheese crostini’s are made by creaming together cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic, dill and pepper.

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture onto the crostini.

Add thinly sliced layers of radishes and cucumber on top of the cream cheese.

Place a small piece of smoked salmon on top of the crostini. Garnish the crostini with a few fresh dill sprigs and a bit of freshly ground pepper. 

Blackberry Goat Cheese Crostini Topping

Blackberry goat cheese crostini topping is made by creaming together cream cheese, goat cheese, olive oil and a bit of pepper.

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on a freshly made crostini. Add 2-3 blackberries on top of the cream cheese layer.

Top the crostini with freshly sliced pieces of basil. Drizzle a little honey over the crostini. Add a little bit of lime zest to the crostini to garnish.

What is the difference between a crostini and bruschetta

A crostini is a piece of bread that is brushed with olive oil and toasted. The crostini is topped with fresh toppings.

Bruschetta is made by using a crostini, or a fresh piece of bread. Bruschetta can be made using fresh or roasted tomatoes. Bruschetta can be toasted after the toppings have been added if using fresh ingredients.

bruschetta and crostini topping ideas