Goat Cheese Crostini - Giada

Recipe by newspapergal
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Arrange the bread slices on 2 heavy large baking sheets. Brush them with olive oil.
  • Bake until the crostini are pale golden and crisp, about 15 minutes.
  • Blend the goat cheese and cream cheese in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the parsley, thyme, and lemon peel.
  • Using the on/off button, pulse just to blend.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. (I use kosher salt & fresh-ground pepper).
  • Spread the cheese mixture over the crostini.
  • Sprinkle with the olives, chives, and more pepper. Arrange the toasts on a platter and serve.
  • Do-Ahead Tip: The crostini and cheese mixture can each be prepared 2 days ahead. Store the crostini in an airtight container at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate the cheese mixture. Let the cheese mixture stand at room temperature for 1 hour to soften slightly before spreading over the crostini.
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