Monday, May 18, 2009

Crostini Anyone??

This is a simple snappy little snack or appetizer that we just love. There's something about oven roasted tomatoes paired with creamy goat cheese on a crusty piece of bread. Everyone I've served these to loves them and they're a great make ahead if you're having a party.

Oven Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostini
Makes 24 crostini


12 plum tomatoes

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

3 cloves of garlic minced

Chiffonade of Fresh Basil

1 Large French Stick, sliced into 24 rounds

1 lbs Soft Goat Cheese at room temperature


-Preheat oven to 425 degrees

-Quarter plum tomatoes and toss in a bowl with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper.

-Spread tomatoes on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

-Roast tomatoes for 35-40 minutes, remove from oven and let cool completely.

-Spread softened goat cheese on each french bread round.

-Place 2 pieces of sliced roasted tomato on the goat cheese and top with a sprinkling of basil.

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