SuperBowl Party 2017 Hors D’Oeuvres Part 4 Crostinis with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto


A crostini is a baguette slice that has been brushed with a light olive oil or an olive oil and garlic and baked. You can top them with just about any meat, cheese or sauce combo to make a taste that you enjoy. I love a little Asiago cheese and a roasted red pepper pesto. Let’s Make some Crostini


1 baguette, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices

1/4 cup  olive oil

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced garlic ( in addition)

2 each  red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and
coarsely chopped

2 Tbs. slivered almonds, toasted

3 Tbs. grated Asiago cheese

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 oz. goat cheese


Garlic infused Olive Oil

Place minced garlic and olive oil in a microwave safe bowl

Heat on 20% power for 3 min and allow oil and garlic to rest for 10 min

Stir garlic in oil



Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet

Brush lightly on both sides with the 1/4 cup garlic infused olive oil.
In the food processor, combine the red peppers, the remaining minced garlic, the almonds, cheese, 3 Tbs. of the parsley, the lemon juice, the 2 tsp. olive oil and the cayenne pepper.

Pulse until a coarse puree forms.

Season with salt and black pepper.

Stir and set aside

Preheat an oven to 350°F.

Place the crostini in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Spread about 2 tsp. of the goat cheese on each crostini.

Bake until the cheese is slightly soft and the crostini are warm, about 5 minutes.

Transfer to a platter and top each with about 1 Tbs. of the red pepper pesto



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