Looking for an easy and delicious way to feed your guests? These easy bruschetta and crostini recipes can all be made in five ingredients or less.
Not sure what the difference is between bruschetta and crostini? We asked our specialty products merchant, Ken “The Palate,” Blanchette, for the definitions:
Bruschetta, from the Italian “bruscare,” literally translates to “roast over coals,” with grilled referring to the bread, not the toppings. For bruschetta, rather large slices of bread are grilled, rubbed with garlic, then drizzled with olive oil. They are usually topped with tomatoes and basil, though other toppings from meats to vegetables can be used.
Crostini translates to “little toasts” and are thinner, smaller slices of bread (usually from a baguette) that are always toasted then piled with various toppings, such as vegetables, savory spreads, and cheeses.
Now that you know the difference, check out Ken’s go-to sweet and savory bruschetta and crostini recipes that will definitely leave your guests asking for the recipe.
The Basics: Start with 1/4″ slices of grilled or toasted European bread.
The Basics: Start with 1/3″ slices of toasted baguette