Hey all! It’s Molly from My Name Is Yeh here and I have some fun springtime crostini ideas for you!
Am I right that the happiest of happy hours include crunchy snacks to go with your drinks? Admittedly, for me this is usually a bottomless basket of free popcorn with salt and more salt. But I’m on a mission to change all of that because happy hour snacks deserve to be just as tasty as the wine that you’re serving them with (nothing against popcorn, I’m just ready for a classier situation that doesn’t scream college hangout). Classy and delicious snacks don’t have to be difficult or time consuming though!
Crostini can be made quickly and with whatever ingredients you have on hand. A great crostini starts with bread that’s been toasted (preferably on a grill or in a pan with a little bit of butter or oil) and sprinkled with salt. The toppings can be as simple as a spread of cheese or some jam, but you want more than that, right? Right. So here some of my favorite crostini topping combinations to get you inspired:
Fresh ricotta + thinly sliced strawberries + black pepper + a drizzle of honey // this one is sweet and refreshing, perfect for spring!
Cream cheese + a sprinkling of freshly chopped chives + crispy bacon bits + a pinch of everything bagel spice // inspired by breakfast, but perfect for the evening.
A thin layer of Dijon mustard + caramelized onions + a slice of sharp cheddar // this one is packed with flavor, and bonus: caramelizing onions will make your house smell really really good.
Serve these little guys with Kendall-Jackson’s Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris, and you’ve got yourself a perfect little party!
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