Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tomato Basil Cream Crostini

Sea salt and White Pepper meet up and pair with the light Summer flavor of Basil and the cool creamy texture of cheese. It's love on the first date. This pairing brings happiness, conversation, and a piece of mind. Because while all your friends and guests are enjoying this small bite, wondering just how long you spent making it.... you smile and laugh secretly in the background knowing a little less than 5 minutes were spent making all these pieces of wonder.

Yeah. These are good. That good.

Tomato Basil Cream Crostini
What You Need:
1 Baguette
Olive Oil
White Pepper (can use black)

Basil Cream Cheese
8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temp.
10-12 Basil Leaves
1 tbsp emon Juice

4-5 Vine Ripened Tomatoes, sliced thin
Fresh Basil, chopped
Sea Salt
Olive Oil

To start, we will make salt and pepper crostinis. Super simple and soo delicious! Slice your baguette into 1/6 inch slices. Drizzle both sides with a bit of Olive Oil, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes, or until toasty but not dark brown/ burnt.

While those are toasting let's make the basil cream cheese. The flavors you are about to create will blow you away! Just place the cream cheese, basil, and lemon juice into a food processor, and let-er-rip! about 1 minute later you have a spreadable edible aromatic food of love.

Now we just have to assemble! Smear about 1 tsp of the basil cream cheese onto a crostini, top with a vine ripened tomato slice, sprinkle that with sea salt, chop some basil and sprinkle over the loot, then finally drizzle with a full bodied olive oil.

Man oh man... I am addicted to these. That goodness when I made them friends were over... or it would have been date night on the couch with the whole plate!

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for whipping up a quick app with me!


  1. that crostini looks amazingly refreshing Aimee....thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks Cay Sera!!!!!! These are sooooooo delicious!!

  2. So good! The basil cream cheese sounds perfect!

    1. Thanks Jessica! That basil flavor is super refreshing on a hit day! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Those crostinis look so lovely (and also good are the pictures in between). I love crostinis! I will keep that basil cream cheese thing in mind!

    1. Thanks Chris! I too am a crostini lover.... I'm addicted. It's to the point I sometimes purposely buy the super cheap day old bread just to make them! You could say I'm a bread revivor! Thanks for stopping by BB and leaving a note! Have a great day and weekend!!!

  4. Yummy!!! Perfect for summer too. I can't wait to try!



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