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Crostini & 2 Bruschetta Recipes - Great RV Destinations

Makes: plenty to pass around at a party     Difficulty: Very Easy     Meal: Appetizer/Snack     Great for potlucks!

From my RV kitchen

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1 baguette (yields appx 24 crostini)
extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on bread
herbs de provence

Tomato and Olive Bruschetta:

1 pound grape tomatoes - quartered
1/4 c fresh basil - chopped
2 cloves of garlic - minced
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
10-15 kalamata olives - roughly chopped

Chickpea Bruschetta:

15-oz can chikpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed, roughly chopped
1/2 c flat-leaf parsley - chopped
1 clove garlic - minced
1 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T balsamic vinegar
3/4 t salt/1/4 t pepper

Cheese and Honey Topping:

Danish Blue cheese - set out one hour prior to serving to come to room temperature



Slice the baguette on the bias (an angle) 1/4" to 1/2" in thickness. Place single layer on a cookie sheet or baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, and apply a generous sprinkling of herbs de provence. Bake on the top rack of your oven at 325 for 8-12 minutes - until the baguette slices are toasty and crisp. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to come to room temperature.

Tomato and Olive Bruschetta:

Combine all ingredients. Season with salt. Mix well and poof - a deliciuos bruschetta!

Chickpea Bruschetta:

Combine all ingredients. Mix well and ENJOY!!

Cheese and Honey Topping:

Spread a generous portion of blue cheese atop a crostini and top with a spot or two of honey.

Additional Tips

This appetizer is easy and elegant. Once you try it you'll find yourself making these dishes again and again.

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