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Farmer’s Crostini

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 20
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Appetizer ready in 40 minutes! Try this tasty bread topped with cucumber and tomato mixture layered with cheese.

Ingredients

1
baguette (14 oz), cut into 40 (1/4-inch) slices
Nonstick cooking spray
2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup crumbled blue cheese (from a 5-oz container)
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
medium cucumber, finely chopped
1
small ripe tomato, finely chopped
1/2
medium red or yellow bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
Fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley leaves, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet; spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until crispy. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, blue cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir together cucumber, tomato and bell pepper.
  • 4 Spread about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture on top of each slice of baguette. Top with cucumber and tomato mixture. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

Substitute vegetables, as desired. Other fresh vegetable options might include tiny broccoli florets, sliced fresh mushrooms, shredded carrot or sliced green onions.

Garnish with fresh dill sprigs or fresh thyme sprigs .

Grilled vegetables including: grilled zucchini or summer squash, red onion strips, or peppers are great on these crostini. Allow grilled vegetables to cool slightly before placing on cheese mixture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
230mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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