Hawaiian BBQ Skewers with Sriracha Lime Butter.
Hey Guys! Happy Monday!!
I’m going to get right down to the point today because we have SIX cheesy crostini recipes to chat about, so there is ZERO time to waste. I mean, we need to talk all things burrata, blue cheese, goat cheese, cheddar, brie and feta.
Basically all the cheeses…obviously.
The 4th of July is just one week from today and the new Tieghan is all about party appetizers. They’ve quickly become some of my favorite recipes to create…hello cheese boards, crostini, dips, sliders and foods on sticks. So fun, so cute and SO GOOD!
I have been wanting to create a post like this for a while. I love the concept of sharing ideas like this, where you can pick and choose your favorite combos or even make them all. Plus, a lot of times I can have so many flavor combos that I am dying to tell you all about. Choosing just one is the hardest thing for me, like the hardest. So I finally just gave in and decided, screw it, let’s do crostini 6 ways.
You can make them all or make just one or two, either way I feel like everyone should be able to enjoy something from this post.
ALSO, how fun would it be have a little 4th of July crostini party with all these? Everyone could try each combo and pick their favorites. Plus, did anyone notice the reds, whites and blues?!? Okok, so maybe they’re not that obvious, but there is red, white and blue happening here, which makes these pretty festive for the fourth… just saying,
Alright, so let’s talk shop already. Here’s the run down of each crostini you see in these photos. Instead of providing you guys with full recipes, measurements and all that stuff, I thought it would be better to just list what I put on each piece of bread in order of the way I assembled them. When I make crostini or things on toast, I never measure out anything closely, it’s just a little of this and a little of that, you know? Feel free to take these ideas and use them as a base to make your own fun crostini creations. It’s summer and summer is all about flying by the seat of your pants right?!?
Ahh, wait, I don’t think I’ve ever done that…never mind. Just have fun with these and use them as a guide to help you build the best ever crostini station in all the land. Your friends are going to be so jealous of your epic crostini making skills.
YES…clearly I am a little competitive. ?
Sooo here we go… Summer Crostini 6 Ways!
Crostini 1: crusty grilled sourdough bread, smashed avocado, charred corn, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, crumbled feta, lemon zest, kosher salt + pepper. This one is basically summer on toast. You can’t beat its simpler classic flavors. Everyone love it.
Crostini 2: crusty grilled sourdough bread, fig preserves, burrata cheese, prosciutto, fresh fig, fresh thyme + basil, flaky salt + pepper and a drizzle of honey (or honeycomb). Possibly my favorite combo of all, this one is just mouth-wateringly GOOD. But I do really love figs, and I also really LOVE burrata.
Crostini 3: crusty grilled honey whole wheat bread, goat cheese, fresh cherries, fresh basil, aged balsamic vinegar, olive oil, flaky salt and pepper. Umm, YUM… cherries all summer long… please and thank you!
Crostini 4: crusty grilled honey whole wheat bread, melted cheddar cheese, blueberry jam, fresh thyme + honey + fresh blueberries for garnish. Promise this one is not as weird as it may seem. It’s surprisingly delicious, and if you love the combo of sharp cheddar to sweet fruit you will love this toast.
Crostini 5: crusty grilled sourdough bread, blue cheese, grilled peaches, chipotle honey + toasted pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of flaky salt. OK, I lied, this one might just might be my favorite. The combo of bold blue cheese, to sweet grilled peach, to smoky sweet chipotle honey is truly one of the best things ever. DO IT.
Crostini 6: crusty grilled sourdough bread or honey whole wheat bread, melted Brie, fresh strawberries, basil, aged balsamic vinegar, sweet honeycomb (or just a drizzle of honey) and a pinch of flaky salt. I mean, I mean!?!? Does that even need more of an explanation? This one is mom’s favorite.
And DONE. Don’t those all sounds kind of amazing?!? And yes, I really, really like my cheese and fruit combos…you can just never go wrong there.
Let’s make all the crostini please… obsessed!
Waw, these look so good, great inspiration ! I especially love the one with cherries and goat cheese, the colors (deep red/white) are just perfect for Canada Day this weekend ! Thanks !
Thanks Audrey! Sounds so perfect for Canada day!!
These are all like a dream come true. SO lovely!
Thank you Mandy!! (:
I cannot even!! I literally am sitting here at my desk and feel my mouth salivating in overdrive just READING the recipes. Cannot even imagine how amazing they will taste! I actually am planning on making a kalamata olive, marinated artichoke heart and tomato bruschetta tonight, but one of these might make the dessert platter!!
Haha!! Thank you so much Leah!! You have to tell me what you think when you get to try them!! Thank you!!
You really need to proofread more. Just a suggestion
These sound and look amazing.
Can you please tell me what whipped Burrata is?
Hey Pam! Thank you so much! Whipped burrata is just burrata that you whisk vigorously with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Not as fancy as it sounds but super good! Let me know if you have other questions, thanks!
All of these look so good that I’m not sure I could choose! Maybe because I’m obsessed with cherries,, I would go for that one first! 😀 Beautiful photos, well done!!
Thanks SO much Lilli!! The Cherry one is a good call! So yummy!!
I’m pretty much a fan of anything that involves bread, so I’m all about these wonderful seasonal creations! And I love that you played around with different types of breads (and that they’re all grilled… because grilled bread is magical).
You and I both!! Can’t get enough of my bread!!
Thank you Brian!!
Ha, I love that you have the exact same decision problem as me, now I don’t feel so alone. Your variety recipes are some of my faves and I’m totally loving this one big time. I’d never just be able to pick one of these either, YUM!
LOL! Its always so hard to choose!! Thanks as always Tori!! (:
What gems these all are! I love how you have used the fruit and cheese combinations. Such great inspirations.
Thank you Jean!! Hope you love them all!!
I want all of them! How can I choose?! I am LOVIN the idea of sharp cheddar with blueberries! This is great!
Oh my gosh!! Thank you Amanda! I love the two together (: I think you will too!!
I have an excellent cup of coffee in front of me, but I am about to get a second cup. Here I am wishing I could have one or two of the above to accompany that second cup. Your food photography has a way of capturing my attention and prompting me to get into the kitchen. Loving the crostini recipes and opening your morning e.mails ~!!
Wow thats so nice(: I hope you have fun in the kitchen!! Thanks Jude!
Yuuuummm! That charred corn crostini has my name written all over it! These look awesome T!
Thanks Alida! Let me know what you think (:
What a gorgeous looking crostini. Summer got just better with these little treats. Though all 6 crostini looks fab, Crostini 1 would be my fav! 😀
Thank you!! I love the first one too (:
Thanks so much for these great crostini ideas !! They are just what I needed because I
can’t have a 4th of July BBQ this year! We will have these with champagne to say good-bye here in my old house as I move on to a new flat. Just me and my lovely small family!! PERFECT. Happy Monday back to you. All the best, Danielle ( an American living in the UK. )
AH you’re so welcome!! Good luck moving!! Sounds exciting!! Thanks!! Have a great day Danielle!!
Aiiiiiieeeee, this is Summer in a platter, really!! SOunds and look soooo good, I’m already thinking of recreating a couple!
Ah!! Thanks Miranda!! I’d love to see what you do with them (: