12 Savory Crostini Toppings

Step 1: Slice 1 to 2 loaves of French bread into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.

Step 2: Brush each slice with olive oil or melted butter.

Step 3: Place the rounds on baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees until crisp throughout and lightly golden around the edges, about 15 minutes.

Crostini topping suggestions:

  1. Smoked salmon with cream cheese spread topped with dill.
  2. Shrimp salad with tarragon.
  3. Mash avocado with salt and lime juice and spread on crostini; top with shrimp, crumbled bacon and sprouts.
  4. Rub with a garlic clove; top with sliced plum tomatoes; sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Tuna salad with lemon juice and zest, olive oil, chopped parsley, and salt.
  6. Spread with Gorgonzola cheese; top with sliced pears.
  7. Prosciutto wrapped with thinly sliced melon.
  8. Top with pesto, crumbled bacon and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
  9. Combine mayonnaise with wasabi paste; spread on toasts; top with lump crab meat.
  10. Combine equal parts sour cream and cream cheese with horseradish; spread on toasts; top with thinly sliced roast beef.
  11. Halve asparagus tips lengthwise; steam until al dente and season with salt; spread pre-made egg salad on toast; top with an asparagus tip.
  12. Wilt baby spinach and toss with crumbled bacon; spoon onto toasts; top with chopped hard-boiled eggs.

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