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Crostini is one of the most attractive starters, something nobody has the will power to refuse! Crostini literally means ‘little crusts’ in Italian. These are dainty-looking appetizers made of crisped bread topped with attractive ingredients. A crostini is usually buttered or brushed with olive oil before topping it, so as to give it a richer mouth-feel. In fact, you can just sprinkle some herbs on the buttered crostini and enjoy it as a light snack – even this tastes awesome!
Usually crostini uses a combination of cheese and toppings, so that the toppings are bound properly to the crostini. Alternatively a sauce, salsa or smashed avocadoes can be used to hold the toppings together. Choosing ingredients with contrasting textures gives the crostini an exciting mouth-feel, for example, juicy cherry tomatoes with ricotta cheese, or avocadoes with coconut. You can also pick colourful ingredients like carrots, capsicum, tomatoes and spring onions to give the crostini an irresistible visual appeal. You can also try combining fruits with savoury cheeses and seasonings to widen the spectrum of flavours.
We introduce you to the basics of making crostini, and also a choice of attractive crostinis with toppings that are ideal for parties. But, you can always be innovative and combine toppings of your choice depending on the preferences of your family and guests, or based on what is available at home at the moment!
Start off with these recipes, and you are sure to continue on a long engagement with not just crostinis but Italian cooking itself. You can explore more crostinis and Italian recipes on our mobile app and website.
01 May 17
Roasted Garlic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
are dainty starters made of crisped bread topped with yummy ingredients.
Here, a strongly flavoured mixture of roasted garlic mashed with sea salt is used to give the crostini a succulent mouth-feel and irresistible flavour.
Sea salt ha ....
10 Apr 17
Burrata Cheese and Cherry Tomato Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crostini sounds like the name of a famous music composer, but it isn’t! It is a class of Italian
appetizers, made of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with butter or olive oil, and topped with varied cheeses, sauces, veggies or even fruits.
01 Apr 17
Burrata Cheese and Basil Garlic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
One of Italian
cuisine’s wonderful gifts to the world, the crostini is an appetizing variety of snack made by topping dainty pieces of crisp bread with yummy toppings.
While half the charm lies in the olive oil laced bread, the rest of the magic is worked by ....
01 Apr 17
Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Herby, garlicky and cheesy, this crostini easily classifies as amazing!
Crispy, golden brown pieces of French bread are laced with olive oil and topped with an enticing combination of cheese, garlic and herbs with a sprinkling of chilli flakes for added spice.
The Burrata Cheese and Garlic C ....
29 Mar 17
Mango and Burrata Cheese Crostini by Tarla Dalal
If you want to start a party
on the perfect note, start with crostinis. Dainty crisped pieces of bread with delectable toppings, crostinis are amongst the world’s most favourite starters
This one, ....
01 Mar 17
Ricotta and Spinach Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Dainty little slices of crisp bread, topped with appetizing ingredients like cheese, veggies, herbs and sauces, crostinis are undoubtedly one of the most popular starters from the Italian
A platter of Cro ....
01 Mar 17
Ricotta and Basil Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Basil gives an appetizing aroma to any dish that it features in. Here is an awesome crostini from our Italian collection, which features a topping of ricotta cheese, laced with a mixture of basil in honey.
A squeeze of lemon and a dash of pepper heighten the flavour of the Ricotta and Basil Cros ....
27 Feb 17
How To Make A Basic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a very versatile and popular appetizer of Italian
This classic dish is made with small slices of grilled or toasted bread, usually brushed with butter or olive oil, and topped with varied ingredients like cheese, vegetables, herbs and sau ....
28 Feb 17
Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini by Tarla Dalal
This is a neat little Italian
appetizer made of crispy bread, topped with crumbled ricotta cheese, colourful cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs and tongue-tickling spices.
A brushing of olive oil makes it all the more appealing to the palate. Indeed, the Ricott ....
27 Feb 17
Avocado and Coconut Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crositinis as perfect to serve as starters at parties. They set a very upbeat mood right at the beginning, with their attractive appearance and irresistible taste.
Olive oil brushed slices of grilled or toasted bread are topped with yummy ingredients, ranging from cheese and herbs to sauces and ....
24 Feb 17
Avocado and Cherry Tomato Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a traditional Italian
appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with olive oil, and boosted with amazing toppings.
The toppings can be as simple as a dab of cheese and herbs, or it can consists of veggies, fruits, ....
02 May 17
Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a popular starter of crisped bread served with exciting toppings. Here, we bring to you the ever-popular crostini, with a twist!
The French bread is grilled with a touch of olive oil and served with a luscious cream cheese dip. What makes the Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip ve ....
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