The crostini food group…
How familiar are you with it?
A fresh and tasty spread or sauce shmeared on top of crusty bread with flavor-blasted toppings to finish the whole experience with a swift kick to the palate? What’s not to love? Why not make a meal of it? Who here is as defenseless against crusty bread as I?
Because I’ve been riding the gluten-free train for a number of years, I accepted the fact that my crostini days were over many moons ago. But then I happened upon Udi’s Gluten-Free‘s Crispy & Delicious French Baguettes, and I about jumped out of my boots Wylie Coyote-style whilst visions of crostini danced in my head. I want to make them aaaall!
Have you seen these nifty hunks of bread lovin’?? They come frozen and you simply pop them in the oven, slice them up, then top them with your favorite crostini toppers. The bread becomes super crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just the way a delicious baguette should be – you’d never miss the regular baguette, I promise!
This recipe basically encompasses my idea of the perfect crostini: spunky, creamy superfood beet hummus, super flavorful-buttery caramelized onions with tangy feta cheese on top – a trifecta of bliss! So many flavors, textures, and a great way to begin a nice meal . If you really want to be a go-getter, you can roast some garlic and smear them on the bread along with the hummus.
Speaking of the beet hummus…have you ever done such a thing? Basically, you take your classic hummus recipe and add roasted beets to it for a naturally sweet and down-to-earth piece of hummus flair. It’s just the right amount of beet-iness, and I’m willing to bet even the kidlets will enjoy it on their sammies and crackers.
Psst! You can also use my roasted beet pesto for this crostini!
Since there are multiple components to this recipe, you can prepare it in parts. The beet hummus can be made days in advance, and the caramelized onions can be prepared a day ahead of time. When you’re ready to serve, simply pop the prepared crostini in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes to serve the appetizer warm.
For all those evenings you just want appetizers for dinner…
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