Tomato and Fresh Basil Crostini with Feta and Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread

This is a delightful appetizer that is easy to make and tastes so delicious. I use my wonderful neighbor Cheryl’s recipe for Roasted Garlic and Feta Dip (click here for link) and change it just a bit. The sliced tomatoes and fresh basil make this so light and tasty. I use the feta dip on half of the crostinis and a goat cheese spread on the other half.

  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese (I used low fat)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream (I used non fat)
  • 1/2 head of roasted garlic, chopped (click here for recipe)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 vine ripened tomato, sliced thinly
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped finely into ribbons
  • Fresh cracked pepper and sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine feta cheese, sour cream, 1/2 head of roasted garlic, salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and spray tops with cooking spray. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside. Lay the basil leaves on top of each other and roll into a tube, cut into thin slices. Spread the feta mixture evenly onto the crostini then top with a slice of tomato, sprinkle with sea salt & fresh cracked pepper and top with basil ribbons. Eat & enjoy!

If you want to do the goat cheese spread too:

  • 1/2 cup of goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 head of roasted garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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10 Responses to “Tomato and Fresh Basil Crostini with Feta and Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread”

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    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) — June 30, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

    Oh my, this is a scrumptious idea for appetizers!


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    Cheryl — June 30, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    YUM YUM< I made it last weekend, I added salt and black pepper as you suggested and that made it even better!


  3. 3

    karuna — June 30, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

    looks delicious. i just bought baguette yesterday. must try it.


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    Kevin — July 1, 2008 @ 12:02 am

    That looks good! They are nice and vibrantly colourful and it sounds tasty!


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    Mickie — July 1, 2008 @ 1:24 am

    I wish I would have seen these before I made dinner last night. Your crostini would have went perfectly with the cacciatore I did yesterday. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)


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    Sharon — July 1, 2008 @ 3:15 am

    I want to have a party just so I can serve these as an appetizer! It’s bookmarked :)


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    Kristen — July 1, 2008 @ 5:04 am

    This looks like such a delicious recipe! So fresh.


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    Elle — July 1, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

    I could eat a whole plate of those. Seriously.


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    Partybluprints Girl — July 2, 2008 @ 1:25 am

    This looks amazing – I love the fresh ingredients. Simple yet Special, I give it a Cheers To Extraordinary Entertaining!


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    Sara — July 18, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    One of my favorite recipes of yours… such a crowd pleaser!!


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