Herb Cream Cheese and Tomato Crostini is the perfect appetizer when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen! No need to cut on the oven…these delicious bites can be whipped up in minutes!
Okay ya’ll, it’s unofficially summer and all I want to do is PARTY! Lol! I can’t help it! To me, warm weather means outside parties, cookouts, picnics…fun stuff! A few weeks ago, I threw an intimate Garden Party for a few of my gal pals, and we had a blast!
For my Garden Party, I kept the menu very light and simple. One of my appetizers was the Herb Cream Cheese and Tomato Crostini! These little tasty critters were so easy to put together! They very best part is that they required NO baking which was great because it was almost 100 degrees that day! I wasn’t trying to get all sweaty before my guests arrived! Lol
When preparing the details for my party, I headed to my favorite grocery store. I had every intention of baking this recipe, but I noticed they had a bag of pre-seasoned/pre-toasted baguette slices! Score! I didn’t know you could buy them that way! As you can probably imagine, I was grinning ear to ear as I placed them in my buggy!
I already had cream cheese, grape tomatoes, and herbs at home so I was all set! When I served the Herb Cream Cheese and Tomato Crostini at my Garden Party, my friends kept asking me for the recipe! They couldn’t believe how easy they were to prepare!
Since the Herb Cream Cheese and Tomato Crostini were a big hit, I think they will make an appearance at all of my summer parties this year!
Herb Cream Cheese and Tomato Crostini
- 24 pre-toasted baguette slices
- 1 8 oz block of reduced fat cream cheese
- ½ cup grape tomatoes sliced
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp fresh basil minced
- 2 tsp fresh parsley minced
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Additional basil for garnish
Arrange baguette slices on a large platter and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and oregano. Stir until mixture is smooth and all ingredients are combined. Season with salt/pepper to taste.
Spread about 1 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture onto each baguette slice. Top each one with a couple of sliced grape tomatoes and fresh basil.
Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional Information (1 crostini): Calories 96, Carbohydrate 10g, Fat 4g, Protein 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Sugars 1.5g, Fiber 0.1g