Thursday, October 31, 2013

Crostini with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Crostini are small toasts in Italian and they are prepared as an appetizer. Crostini is prepared with small slices of grilled or toasted bread with cheeses,meats and vegetables as toppings or else they go for a simple olive oil and herbs or else with a simple sauce. Crostini goes always for French or Italian baguettes, a simple appetizer which goes for a quick preparation with simple ingredients.Crostini is almost like bruschetta eventhough bruschetta can be served as a snack or as an appetizer.

For this month's International Food Challenge , a monthly event started by two wonderful food bloggers Sara and Shobana,I suggested few Italian dishes and one among those dishes i challenged the other members of the group is this Crostini with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella.This crostini takes hardly 15 to 20minutes to get ready and they are a prefect appetizer for a get together or else for a party menu.

Recipe Source: Food Family Finds
1 loaf French Bread(sliced)
1 ball Fresh mozzarella cheese(sliced)
1cup Grape tomatoes(sliced)
1/2cup butter(room temperature)
1clove Garlic (minced)
Few chopped basil leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix garlic and butter..Brush both sides of sliced bread with garlic butter..

Top with cheese and tomato slices,chopped basil leaves.

Bake 10 – 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Serve warm.


  1. G'day Priya! Great job at hosting this month's challenge with great recipes, true!
    Love your photo today!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. Loved making these easy, breezy appetizer. Thank you for introducing us to the Campania food.

  3. Simply superb.Thanks for sharing italian dishes akka.
    Shobas Delight.

  4. This month challenge is so easy Priya..They were perfect for this festival season and I simply adore them..

  5. Hi

    Happy Diwali to one and all

    thanks for this wonderful recipe. my children enjoyed


  6. Looks great....Thanks for share this simple italian dishes........

  7. Crostini looks very quick and delicious Priya. Love this. I have linked Munthirikothu for your Diwali event. But couldn't link the same on Sanjee vijay's .It says the link is already present. Am I doing something wrong:) pls tell me how to do this:) Thanks.

  8. Priya, I love these yummy little crostini with the cherry tomatoes. I often make them, just with the chopped tomatoes!

  9. parfait et délicieux
    bonne soirée

  10. The dish looks marvelous!!! Loved the presentation :)

  11. Inviting and colorful Italian dish.. Enakku oru piece plz..

  12. Looks beautiful. Delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. This looks super interesting and yum


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