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Basil Goat Cheese Crostini

 
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In Italian, “crostini” means “little toasts.” Crostini are made by slicing a French or Italian bread stick or baguette. Then rubbing with garlic and olive oil and toasting or grilling until crisp. The crostini may be drizzled with olive oil and salt and served plain, or they may be dressed with a variety of toppings and popped into the oven or broiler until warm.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

20

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 pound bread, french baguette
or Italian bread stick
¼ cup olive oil, extra-virgin
1 clove garlic
minced
¼ pound goat (chevre) cheese
crumbled, about one cup
2 tablespoons basil
fresh minced or dried if you don't have any fresh
sea salt
to taste
*
black pepper
fresh ground to taste
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).

Mix the olive oil and garlic in a small bowl.

Slice the bread into ½ inch thick rounds.

Brush both sides of the bread with the olive oil garlic mixture and place on a baking sheet.

Bake until crispy. About 5 minutes.

Meanwhile in a small bowl mix the remaining ingredients.

Remove the bread from the oven. Divide the goat cheese mixture between each crostini evenly.

Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is bubbly.

Remove from the oven and serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 106g (3.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34937% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 562mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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