25 January 2013

Goat Cheese Crostini

Not sure what has gotten into me, but this rainy weather has
me feeling all domestic and thangs! So naturally I stepped into my
apron (ha! who am I kidding, I don't own one of those) and got
down to business.

I love me a good app and I have been making this one
for years. It's deliciously simple even for the most
challenged of cooks!

Goat Cheese Crostini

Walnut Pesto
*2 cups of fresh basil
*2 cloves of garlic (you can use more if you'd like!)
*1/3 C. Chopped walnuts
*1/2 C. Parmigiano Reggiano
*Salt to taste
*1/2 C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

For Crostini
*French Baguette
*4 or 5 Roma tomatoes
*Small basil leaves for garnish

To start: Place basil and walnuts in food processor and pulse a few times. Next, add the garlic and parmigiano reggiano and pulse again. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Add salt to taste.

Slice baguette on a bias and place in oven at 350 degrees to slightly toast bread. Next, using dental floss, slice log of goat cheese for thin even slices.

Assembly: Spread pesto mixture on baguette, add slice of goat cheese, slice of tomato and top with small basil leaf!

Happy weekending!


christin said...

First of all, this makes my food posts look very D list. Secondly, tomatoes on the east coast suck and I cry about it ALL THE TIME. OMG. Take me home.

Unknown said...

Looks delicious! Happy weekend!

Unknown said...

there's a lady that makes FRESH goat cheese at her home everyday and sells to a restaurant (only) - i go there all the time and buy some - it's divinely heaven - i can live off it!

Cara said...

ohh yum these photos are beautiful this looks delicious!!
xo Cara

Anonymous said...

Oh man.. the perfect combination of simple, delicious, and CHEESE. Count me in! ;) Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to try it!

xx, Eleanor

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this looks and sounds delicious. I love goat cheese...well, I love all cheese. haha


Neekoh said...

Thank you for this! Now I know what I'm making tonight :) Gorgeous pictures, too!


and so it goes.... said...

Looks SO delicious, and healthy (ish) I think I will make this for the Superbowl next weekend!


Unknown said...

you're doing food posts now! I totally dig this lady. I LOVE a good cheese drenched crostini! Great idea : )



& Pretty Things said...

ohmygosh looks delicious! xx

& Pretty Things

Raving Fashionista said...

I'm thinking this is tonights appetizer! Holy yum!!

xo http://www.RavingFashionista.com

Rachel Ashely said...

One of my faves appetizers! This looks amazing!

Rachel Ashley

Annie said...


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

This needs to get in my belly right NOW!