Best Appetizer Recipe!
Perhaps you are still looking for a great idea for your holiday party! Here it is…..
This Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta is the best appetizer recipe! You can make this ahead, then put it together just before guests come and it doesn’t get soggy like bruchetta! This will be the hit of the party! Everyone will want the recipe! The recipe is from Ina Garten and the Food Network. I’ve made a couple changes, however.
2/3 cup good olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced shallots (2 shallots) – I used onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar
2 pounds ripe heirloom or cherry tomatoes, 1/2-inch-diced
3 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves, plus extra for serving
20 to 25 (1/2-inch-thick) diagonal baguette slices, toasted
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts – (sometimes I don’t use these)
To cut down on the cost, use dried basil in the recipe.(Actually, the fresh basil never got in my shopping bag at the grocery store one time so I had to improvise.) Also, pine nuts are expensive so leaving them out is an option, too. Use parsley as a garnish instead.
Other options are to serve this on large crackers. Place the creamy feta in one bowl and the tomatoes in another. Guests are able to make their own.
Great appetizer recipe for that special party!
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